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Posted on: April 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Unlawful Use of Weapons Investigations

On 04-13-2020 officers responded to two separate reports of shots fired in the Arbor District.  At approximately 10:45 a.m., officers responded to the 600 block of West Cherry Street.  During the course of the investigation, officers learned the shots were fired by an individual described as a black male wearing a light colored hoodie with black pants last seen running southbound on South Rawlings Street. The suspect was seen with another black male wearing a navy blue hoodie with dark colored pants who ran east on West Cherry Street.  There were no injuries or property damage reported as a result of this incident.   

The second incident occurred at approximately 5:40 p.m., when officers responded to the 500 block of South Poplar Street.  During the course of the investigation, officers learned the shots were fired by an individual inside a moving blue vehicle traveling northbound on Poplar Street.  The suspect shot at a passing gray 2002 Ford Mustang.  Officers located the Mustang and learned no one was injured as a result of the incident.  There is not any suspect information to provide at this time. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the police department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS. 

The investigations into both of these incidents are active and ongoing.  It is unknown at this time whether or not the two incidents are related.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. 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! 

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