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Posted on: October 21, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon

On 10-20-2019 at approximately 5:32 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in reference to a gunshot victim.  The investigation revealed the victim and his acquaintance, Antonio Watson 38 years old of Carbondale, got into an altercation along with two other male suspects in the 600 block of West Main Street.  During the altercation, Watson shot the victim and then fled the area along with the other two suspects.  The victim received treatment at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for non-life-threatening injuries.  As a result of this investigation, Watson is wanted on a warrant for Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon.  He is considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information about the incident or the whereabouts of Watson, is encouraged to contact the police department at457-3200 or Crime Stoppers a 549-COPS (2677).  There is no further information to provide on the other suspects and the victim is not being identified at this time.  The investigation is currently active and ongoing. 

Watson, Antonio

Antonio D Watson, age 38 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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