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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm

On 06-05-20 at approximately 11:32 p.m., City of Carbondale Police officers responded to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in reference to a gunshot victim. Officers learned a 17 year old male victim was shot and the incident occurred in the 300 block of West Walnut Street. The victim and the suspect are known acquaintances and the incident stemmed from a dispute between the two. The victim’s wounds are not life threatening. This investigation is currently active and being investigated by the Carbondale Police Department.

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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