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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Aggravated Battery-Firearm Investigation

On 07/05/21 at approximately 3:31 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim in the 300 block of South Birchlane Drive.  Officers learned several shots were fired by the suspect from a vehicle which struck the victim, as well as some parked vehicles in the area.  The victim was transported to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale and treated for a non-life threatening injury.  During the course of the investigation, the suspect was identified as Shai A. Schauf, age 27 of Marion, IL who is a known acquaintance of the victim.  On 07-05-21 at approximately 11:53 p.m., officers of the Marion Police Department located Schauf at his residence and detained him for the investigating officers.  Schauf was arrested for Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon and Criminal Damage to Property.  Schauf was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Police Department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS.  The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.

S. Schauf

Shai A Schauf, age 27 of Marion, IL. 

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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