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Posted on: February 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm

On 02-24-2021 at approximately 5:25 p.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the area of the 1500 block of West Walnut Street regarding a report of an aggravated discharge of a firearm from a vehicle.  During the course of the investigation, officers learned the suspect fired several gunshots from a white sport utility vehicle toward another moving vehicle on the roadway.  The suspect vehicle fled from the area and sideswiped a parked vehicle.  Witnesses last saw the suspect vehicle traveling south on South Dixon Avenue.  The suspect is described as a black male wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt.  The suspect vehicle is possibly an early 2000’s Suburban, with possible passenger side damage as a result of striking the parked vehicle.  The suspect vehicle may also have some pre-existing damage to the driver’s side rear bumper.  There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.  Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the police department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS.  

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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