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Posted on: September 20, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Update: Aggravated Robbery and Shots Fired Investigation

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City of Carbondale, Illinois September 20th, 2023

Update: Aggravated Robbery and Shots Fired Investigation

For Immediate Release

Carbondale – City of Carbondale police officers and detectives continued to follow up on the robbery that occurred in the area of the 1200 Block of East Main Street on September 19th. As a result of the investigation, Juan M. Rivera, 30 years old of Carbondale, was charged with Assault, Aggravated Robbery, and Aggravated Battery. The robbery victim who fired the gun is not facing charges at this time as the Jackson County State’s Attorney reviews the case for further potential charges. Rivera was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation is active and ongoing.

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!

***Previous Release***

CARBONDALE – On September 19th, 2023 at 6:30 p.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the area of Chili's (1240 East Main Street) regarding reports of shots fired. Officers learned a robbery occurred in the parking lot of a nearby business which led the victim's friends to chase the suspect into and out of businesses in the 1200 block of East Main. The suspect was then chased into the parking lot near Chili's where the victim fired a handgun at the suspect. No one was injured during the incident. Officers have one suspect in custody at this time. The suspect’s information is not being released until more information becomes available. The investigation is active and ongoing.

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.

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