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Posted on: January 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon Investigation

 City of Carbondale, Illinois
 January 4, 2023

On 01-04-2023 at 10:51 a.m., officers of the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 300 block of East Walnut Street in reference to a report of a man with a gun. When the officers arrived, the suspect entered the passenger seat of a black Cadillac which fled the scene.  Officers pursued the vehicle until it briefly stopped in the 900 block of East Grand Avenue and the passenger, later identified as Kadeem L Hunter age 29 of Chicago, fled from the vehicle while carrying a firearm.  The driver of the vehicle continued to flee and was last seen heading north on Lewis Lane. Officers arrested Hunter after a foot chase and recovered the firearm.  Hunter was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Resisting a Peace Officer.  Hunter was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation is active and ongoing.     

Kadeem L Hunter, 29 of Chicago

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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