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Posted on: August 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Investigation

On 08/14/21 at approximately 7:38 p.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers responded to a report of gunshots in the area of the 1000 block of East Grand Avenue.  Officers located an adult male with a serious gunshot wound and he was transported to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for treatment.  The investigation revealed, a fight occurred between a group of known acquaintances and one of the persons involved shot the victim. The suspect in this shooting is identified as Theras Kejuan Heard, 38 of Carbondale.  Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Heard for charges of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.  Heard should be considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information about this incident or the location of Heard is encouraged to contact the Police Department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS.  The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.

Theras Kejuan Heard, 38, Carbondale

 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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