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Posted on: September 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Update #2: Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Investigation

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City of Carbondale, Illinois

September 14th, 2023

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 multiple 911 calls for shots fired and a report of a man who had been shot. On September 8th, 2023 officers and detectives located and arrested 15 year old male of Carbondale on a warrant for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm that was obtained as a result of the investigation. On September 13th, 2023 at 12:30 p.m., detectives arrested a 17 year old male from DeSoto on an arrest warrant for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm that was also obtained as a result of this investigation. The juvenile was taken to the Jackson County Jail. The investigation into the incident is active and on-going.

***Prior Release***

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. During the course of the investigation detectives were able to identify multiple suspects which includes juveniles involved in the incident. With the assistance of the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, arrest warrants for firearm related offenses have been sought to include Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. On 09-08-23 officers and detectives located and arrested 15 year old male of Carbondale on one such warrant for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. The juvenile was taken to the Jackson County Jail. The investigation into the incident is active and on-going.

***Prior Release***

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.



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