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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Investigation

 NEWS RELEASE
 City of Carbondale, Illinois
 January 17, 2023

On 01-16-2023 at 10:48 a.m., Carbondale police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 300 block of East Chestnut Street. During the course of the investigation, officers learned the suspect, Jessica Williams, 33 of Carbondale, fired a shot inside a residence during a domestic dispute with the victim. No one was injured as a result of the shot being fired. There was property damage. Officers arrested Williams, 33 of Carbondale, and charged her with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Reckless Discharge of a Firearm. Williams was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Jessica Williams, 33 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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