City of Carbondale, Illinois
October 14, 2022
Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation
CARBONDALE – On 10-11-22 at approximately 1:31 p.m., City of Carbondale Police officers responded to the area of East Willow Street and North Wall Street in reference to a report of shots fired. Investigators from the Carbondale Police Department identified the suspect in this case as Gary Lee Starks, age 60 of Carbondale. Investigators applied for and received an arrest warrant for Starks for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Starks is asked to contact the Carbondale Police Department. Starks is considered armed and dangerous. The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.
Gary Lee Starks, 60 of Carbondale
On 10-11-22 at approximately 1:31 p.m., City of Carbondale Police officers responded to the area of East Willow Street and North Wall Street in reference to a report of shots fired. During the course of the investigation, officers learned the suspect fired shots in the 500 block of East Willow Street. The suspect may have left in a silver sport utility vehicle. No injuries were reported but a vehicle was found to have been struck by the gun shots. The investigation is active and ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of Starks 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.