City of Carbondale, Illinois
September 11th, 2023
Update: Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Investigation
For Immediate Release -
CARBONDALE – City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to a business in the 700 block of South Illinois Avenue on September 2nd, 2023 at 4:19 p.m. regarding shots fired and a report of a shooting victim. During the course of the investigation, detectives identified multiple suspects, including juveniles, involved in the incident. On September 8th, 2023 officers and detectives located and arrested a male juvenile of Carbondale on a warrant for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm that was obtained with assistance from the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office. The juvenile was incarcerated pending a future hearing. A warrant was also obtained for another juvenile male from Carbondale for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. That juvenile is still being sought by detectives. The shooting victim remains hospitalized in stable condition. The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.
09-02-23 - City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to a business in the 700 block of South Illinois Avenue on September 2nd, 2023 at 4:19 p.m. regarding multiple 911 calls for shots fired and a report of a man who had been shot. The shooting victim was driven by ambulance to the hospital for further treatment. The name of the victim is not being released at this time. The victim is listed in critical condition. The investigation revealed the suspect and the victim are known acquaintances. There is no suspect information to release at this time. Officers and detectives are actively working on this case and more information will be released when it becomes available. There is no known threat to the public.
Anyone with information about the 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 on this website’s main page. Please help yourself and your county, its communities, and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness or have any information about a crime. Cash rewards for information that 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. 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.