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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Aggravated Discharge of Firearm

On 06-24-19 at approximately 3:25 p.m., Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 1200 block of North Bridge Street in reference to a shooting complaint.  Officers met with the victim who reported an acquaintance fired a shot in their direction as a result of an ongoing dispute.  The suspect has been identified as Ricky Richardson, 32 years old, of Carbondale.  

Carbondale Police investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Ricky Richardson for charges of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon. Richardson is considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information about Richardson’s whereabouts is asked to contact law enforcement.  No one was injured during this incident and the investigation is ongoing.

Ricky Richardson 062819

Ricky Richardson, 32 years old, of Carbondale

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also be made by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website. Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime. Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously. Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does! 

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