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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 06-26-2020, at 10:35 p.m., Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 700 block of North Giant City Road in reference to multiple reports of shots fired.  Officers learned the suspect fired several shots at individuals believed to be in a vehicle that fled from the area.  The suspect fled in a separate vehicle.  Officers located and stopped the suspect vehicle in the 1100 block of East Walnut Street.  Officers located the other vehicle unoccupied in the 900 block of East College Street.  During the course of the investigation, officers arrested Aarion P. Haskins, age 21 of Carbondale for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and No Firearm Owners Identification Card While Possessing a Firearm. Haskins was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.   No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident. A window for a business in the area was damaged.   Information received indicates the incident appears to have occurred following a dispute amongst acquaintances.  Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the police department at 618-457-3200.  This investigation into the incident is active and ongoing. Haskins, Aarion - Agg Discharge

Aarion P. Haskins, 21 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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