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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Reckless Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

On 04-30-22 at 2:16 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 500 block of South Illinois Avenue in reference to a report of a fight in progress.  Officers made a quick response and determined the suspects already fled from the area.  While investigating the reported fight, officers heard several shots fired from what was determined to be the 200 block of West College Street.  Officers responded to that area and found the suspects already fled from the area.  No injuries or property damage were reported as a result of the incident.  The investigation is active and ongoing.   

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 549-2121. 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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