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Posted on: October 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Update - Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Investigation

 City of Carbondale, Illinois
 October 28, 2022

CARBONDALE – On 10/27/22 at approximately 4:32 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 700 block of South Rawlings Street in reference to shots fired and a gunshot victim.  The victim in this case is still receiving treatment and is considered in serious, but not life threatening condition.  During the course of the investigation, investigators working with the assistance of the Jackson County States Attorney’s Office executed several search warrants and obtained an arrest warrant for Maza D. Lynch, 45 of Carbondale for Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, Obstructing Justice and Violation of Bail Bond.  On 10-28-22 investigators located and arrested Lynch on the warrant.   Lynch was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  The Police Department would like to thank the Carbondale community for their continuing assistance with this investigation.  The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.  

Carbondale Police Chief Stan Reno, “I am very proud of the tireless work our officers and investigators have committed to this investigation.  The investigation remains active and with the continued support of the community it is anticipated the investigation will advance further.”

(Maza D. Lynch, 45 of Carbondale)

****Prior Release****

On 10/27/22 at approximately 4:32 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 700 block of South Rawlings Street in reference to shots fired.  The officers located an individual who sustained gunshot wounds and they immediately began life saving efforts. The Jackson County Ambulance Service responded and transported the victim to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment. The preliminary information learned from the investigation indicates the involved parties are all known acquaintances of each other.  There is not any suspect information and no known threats to release at this time. 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!

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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