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On 07-30-2020, at approximately 5:30 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the area of East Oak Street and North Gum Street in reference to a report of shots fired. Officers learned an unknown suspect fired shots and witnesses observed a black sport utility vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound in the 400 block of East Jackson Street. The vehicle stopped in the roadway and a black male wearing a black shirt and black shorts and carrying a long black gun, exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The vehicle then left in an unknown direction of travel. The driver of the vehicle was described as a black male with short black hair, wearing a burgundy colored shirt. During the course of the investigation, officers found a residence in the 400 block of North Robert A. Stalls and a vehicle in the 400 block of East Ashley Street with multiple bullet strikes. There were no reported injuries as a result of the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the police department at 618-457-3200. The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.
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!