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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

 NEWS RELEASE
 City of Carbondale, Illinois
 September 20, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARBONDALE – On 9/19/22 at 7:34 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Department officers responded to the 700 block of South Lewis Lane in reference to a report of shots fired.  Officers found several individuals actively fighting and separated the individuals without further incident.  Officers learned one of the individuals involved in the fight fired a handgun and the officers later recovered firearm.  During the course of the investigation, officers arrested Camille Sanders, age 30 of Carbondale for Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Aggravated Discharge of Firearm.  After consulting with the Jackson County States Attorney’s Office, Sanders was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing. 

Camille Sanders, age 30 of Carbondale

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!

 The mission of the Carbondale Police Department is to work in partnership with our community to preserve life, protect human rights, protect property and improve quality of life by providing police service to all in a fair, sensitive and professional manner.

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