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Posted on: September 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Aggravated Battery - Firearm Investigation


CARBONDALE –  On 9/10/22 at 10:11 p.m. officers of the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 1100 block of East Main Street in reference to a report of shots fired. Officers discovered evidence of a shooting but, there were no suspects or victims in the area. A short time later, officers learned the victim arrived at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale with non-life threatening injuries related to the incident. During the course of the investigation, officers learned the suspect is Rodney D. Brooks, age 35 of Marion. Officers learned Brooks and the victim are acquaintances and engaged in a dispute. Officers did not immediately locate Brooks. 

On 09/12/22 Carbondale officers, with assistance from the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, obtained an arrest warrant for Brooks charging him with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.  Brooks should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding Brooks is asked to contact the Carbondale Police Department. The investigation is active and ongoing.

Rodney D. Brooks, 35 of Marion

Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of Brooks is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 549-2121. 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!

The mission of the Carbondale Police Department is to work in partnership with our community to preserve life, protect human rights, protect property and improve quality of life by providing police service to all in a fair, sensitive and professional manner.

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