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Posted on: May 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon / Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Resisting/Obst

 City of Carbondale, Illinois
 May 18, 2023

Carbondale - On 05-17-23 at 3:50 p.m. officers of the Carbondale Police Department responded to the 500 block of East Willow Street in reference to a report of a gunshot victim. Officers, while responding to the incident, saw a male walking away quickly from the scene. Officers told the male to stop. The male discarded a bag and fled from the officers. The male was apprehended after a brief foot chase and identified as Marshun D. Johnson, 19 of Carbondale. Officers found a firearm in the bag dropped by Johnson. During the course of the investigation, Johnson was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Resisting/Obstructing a Peace Officer. The investigation into both incidents are active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about these incidents 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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