The City of Carbondale Police Department with the assistance of the SIU Carbondale Department of Public Safety and other law enforcement partners, continue to actively investigate the shooting incident from 08-22-21 in the 500 block of West Cherry Street. It is with deep sadness that we send condolences to the family and loved ones of Keeshanna Jackson.
Chief Stan Reno explains that, “The Carbondale Police Department is working tirelessly to solve this case. I plead for anyone with information to come forward and assist with bringing justice to Keeshanna and her family. Furthermore, I call for an end to the violence in the City as we strive to provide a safe environment for all Carbondale citizens and visitors. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners and the State’s Attorney’s Office to hold offenders accountable.”
City Manager Gary Williams emphasizes, “The City is committed to investigating this incident thoroughly and we will do everything possible to support the families and loved ones involved. We hope to bring accountability and justice to those responsible for this senseless violence. Our thoughts are also with the three victims who sustained non-life-threatening injuries and we wish them speedy recoveries. Carbondale is a great City and we are saddened by the careless acts of few that have impacted so many others.”
We wish our City and all those affected, peace and healing during this difficult time.
The City of Carbondale Police Department with the assistance of the SIU Carbondale Department of Public Safety is actively investigating the homicide from 08-22-21in the 500 block of West Cherry Street. The victims of the shooting are identified as follows:
Keeshanna Jackson, 18 years old of Chicago – Deceased
Jyrin Blair, 29 years old of Marion – Treated for non-life injuries
Raheem Sylas, 23 years old of Murphysboro – Treated for non-life threatening injuries
Juvenile Victim, of Marion – Treated for non-life threatening injuries
The investigation is currently active and ongoing. The investigation indicates there were multiple active shooters, and there is not any additional suspect information to provide at this time. We ask that anyone who attended the party or that has information about this investigation to contact the Carbondale Police 618-549-2121, SIU Police 618-453-3771 or 618-549-COPS where callers can remain anonymous.
The Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677) are always available for information where callers can remain anonymous. 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!