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NEWS RELEASECity of Carbondale, IllinoisJanuary 17, 2023
Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation
On 01-15-2023 at 1:57 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers monitored a large crowd in the 200 block of West Main Street when an unidentified person fired several shots in an unknown direction. As the suspect fled on foot, another unidentified individual in the crowd fired shots. The first suspect, described as a black male wearing a black coat and brown beanie-style hat, fled south across Main Street into an alley. Officers later learned the suspect was last seen running east crossing South Washington Street in the area of East Monroe Street. There is not a description to provide of the second suspect at this time. No one reported injuries and no property was discovered to be damaged. 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.