City of Carbondale, Illinois
October 28, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE – On 10/27/22 at 6:32 p.m. City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 100 block of North Washington Street in reference to a report of shots fired. The investigation revealed, there were no reported injuries or property damage as a result of the incident. The officers discovered the suspect left the area prior to the officers arriving. During the course of the investigation, officers identified the suspect as Antwan Tillman L. Tillman, 45 of Carbondale. The officers quickly located Tillman and found him still in possession of the firearm. Tillman was charged with Aggravated Discharge of Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Possession of Firearm by a Felon. Tillman was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.
Chief Stan Reno said, “This investigation is another example of the community and the Carbondale Police Department working together to end armed violence in Carbondale. The officers were able to use information provided by community members and video surveillance technology to quickly identify the offender in this case and remove an illegally possessed firearm from the community. We should all be proud of the outcome of this potentially dangerous situation.”
Antwan Tillman , 45 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.