On 04-28-2020 at approximately 5:13 a.m., Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 900 block of West Sycamore Street in reference to a report of a gunshot victim. The investigation revealed that two masked suspects entered a residence brandishing firearms. The suspects demanded money and in the process of the robbery, one victim was shot and another victim was battered by one of the suspects with a firearm. The suspects fled from the residence on foot and have not been located. The first suspect is a white male 5’7”-6’0” tall, wearing a ball cap, frameless glasses, a dark color sweatshirt with a hood and black shoes with red or pink laces. The second suspect is a black male 6’0”-6’3” tall wearing a white and red bandana, a dark color sweatshirt with a hood, glasses with amber color lenses, a white ball cap and dark color shoes. The victim is being treated at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for non-life threatening injuries. Southern Illinois University Department of Public Safety officers and the Jackson County Ambulance Service assisted during the incident. The investigation is 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!