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Posted on: October 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Homicide

City of Carbondale, Illinois
October 3, 2022

Homicide Investigation


CARBONDALE – In reference to the homicide investigation from 10/03/22, Carbondale Police investigators have suspects in custody.  Investigators are working with the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office to determine charges.  The names of the victim and suspects are not being released at this time.  

There are not any remaining offenders at large and there are not any continuing threats related to this investigation.  The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the SIU Police Department, the Jackson County Coroner’s Office, the Jackson County Ambulance Service and the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office all assisted in the investigation.  


CARBONDALE –  On 10/03/22 at 1:24 p.m. City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 700 block of South Lewis Lane in reference to a report of shots fired.   Officers found a gunshot victim and learned the suspect fled from the scene.   Officers immediately provided life saving measures to the victim and the victim was transported to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for further treatment.  

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a mask covering his face, black jacket, green shirt and green shorts.  The suspect was last seen running north toward east College Street.  During the course of the investigation, officers learned the victim did not survive the injuries sustained as a result of the incident.  The identity of the victim will not be released at this time until family members can be notified. 

Carbondale Police investigators are currently speaking with a person of interest in the investigation.  The investigation has revealed that the suspect and victim are known acquaintances of one another.  The investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident 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!

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