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Posted on: October 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, and Battery Investigation

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City of Carbondale, Illinois

October 10th, 2023 

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, and Battery Investigation

For Immediate Release

CARBONDALE – On October 7th, 2023 at 2:52 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 900 block of East Park Street regarding a report of a disturbance. Officers learned there had been a fight in which someone was battered.  During the fight, a firearm was discharged.  There was a large social gathering in the area. No one was injured as a result of the gunshot. Officers arrested Jose Rojas-Villa, 24 of Collinsville, IL. for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, and Battery. After consulting with the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, Rojas-Villa was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation remains 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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