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Posted on: October 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Home Invasion/Unlawful Use of Weapon by Felon Investigation

 City of Carbondale, Illinois
 October 12, 2022

CARBONDALE – On 10-11-22 at approximately 2:26 a.m., City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 3000 block of West Sunset in reference to a report of damage to property.  Officers found that the suspect, later identified as Andrew Lee Walker Jr, 24 of Carbondale, forced open the door of the residence and was still inside.  During the course of the investigation, officers learned Walker had been armed with a handgun and battered the victim inside the residence.  Officers arrested Walker without incident and found him to be in possession of a controlled substance and firearm ammunition.  Officers also recovered a firearm at the scene.  The victim, who is an acquaintance of Walker, received minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.  Officers arrested Walker on charges of Home Invasion with a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon and Possession of a Controlled Substance.  Walker was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  The investigation is active and ongoing.

Andrew Lee Walker Jr., 24 of Carbondale

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!

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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