City of Carbondale, Illinois
October 24, 2022
CARBONDALE – In reference to the shooting incident on 10/23/22 in the 200 block of West College Street, City of Carbondale Police Department investigators identified the suspect as Daurice T. Morse, 20 years old from Cairo, IL. During the course of the investigation investigators learned the victim, identified as Jacob C Gary, 19 years old from Marion, and Morse are acquaintances and were involved in an ongoing dispute at the time of the shooting.
On 10/23/22 investigators, with assistance from the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, obtained an arrest warrant for Morse charging him with First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. The warrant has a $2,000,000.00 dollar bond.
Carbondale Police Chief Stan Reno said, “Our condolences go out to the family and loved ones of Jacob Gary. I am proud of the work of the officers and investigators who continue to work tirelessly to bring Daurice Morse to justice. The Carbondale community also assisted in this investigation. We continue to share the message that will we work together utilizing all available resources to end violent crime in Carbondale.”
Anyone with information about the incident or the whereabouts of Morse is encouraged to call the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200. Morse is considered armed and dangerous. The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.
Daurice T Morse, 20 years old from Cairo
On 10/23/22 at approximately 1:30 a.m., City of Carbondale Police Officers were conducting foot patrols in the area of the 200 block of West College Street monitoring crowds when a disturbance broke out. Several shots were fired and the officers responded to the area. The officers located an individual who sustained gunshot wounds and they immediately began life saving efforts. The Jackson County Ambulance Service transported the victim to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. The victim succumbed to the injuries while being treated. The victim’s name is not being released at this time pending notifications to family and loved ones. 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!
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.