Judge finds cause to hold suspect in university shooting

Updated 10/11/2016 8:55 PM

URBANA, Ill. -- A Champaign County judge has ruled there is enough evidence to hold a suspect in a shooting during a party last month near the University of Illinois campus that left one person dead.

Robbie Patton of Champaign is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 22-year-old George Korchev of Mundelein and aggravated battery with a firearm in the wounding of three others.


Police say the shooting followed a disagreement over a spilled drink at a party that led to a fight. None of the four victims were involved in the fight.

Assistant State's Attorney Scott Larson said eyewitnesses identified Patton as the shooter.

Judge Roger Webber set a pretrial hearing for Dec. 13.

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