On 06-26-22 at approximately 12:17 p.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 400 block of East Chestnut Street regarding an investigation of shots fired. No one reported any injuries as a result of the incident. Officers did receive reports of several vehicles struck by gunfire.
Carbondale Police detectives, assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, continued to investigate and identified Terrill A. Walker, 44 of Carbondale as the suspect who fired multiple shots at a group of people in the 400 block of East Chestnut on 06-26-22 at 2:27 a.m. While Walker was at large, Carbondale officers investigated threats he made against a Carbondale organization.
On 06-29-22, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Walker for charges including Unlawful Use of Weapon by a Felon, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Armed Habitual Criminal and Terroristic Threats with a bond of $1,250,000. On 06/30/22 at approximately 5:37 p.m., Carbondale Police officers and detectives, with the assistance of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, located Walker in the 2100 block of West Woodriver Drive and arrested him on the warrant without incident. Walker was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation remains active and ongoing.
Terrill A. Walker, 44 of Carbondale
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