City of Carbondale, Illinois
February 24, 2023
Update: Aggravated Battery with a Firearm/Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons
Carbondale - Carbondale Police detectives continued to follow up after a shooting in the 200 block of South Lake Heights on January 17th, 2023 in which a juvenile was injured. Detectives identified a juvenile as the shooting suspect and obtained an arrest warrant for charges of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm while Under the Age of 18 for the juvenile. The juvenile suspect was located and arrested in Country Club Hills, Illinois on the warrant on 02-23-23 without incident. The juvenile is being held in a juvenile detention facility pending court. Carbondale detectives were assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Jackson County State’s Attorney, and the Country Club Hills Police Department.
On 01-17-2023 at 5:53 p.m., a Carbondale Police officer was flagged down in reference to a victim of a gunshot wound going to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale emergency room. Officers went to the hospital and found a juvenile victim with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The investigation revealed that the victim had a confrontation with known acquaintances, who are also juveniles, in the 200 block of South Lake Heights. The confrontation led to a juvenile suspect shooting the victim. No further information can be released due to restrictions related to the Illinois Juvenile Court Act. The investigation is active and ongoing at this time.
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.