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Posted on: May 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Update - Unlawful Possession of a Weapon Investigation

 City of Carbondale, Illinois
 May 8, 2023

Carbondale – On 04-23-23 at 3:42 a.m. officers responded to the 600 block of East Park Street regarding a report of shots fired. Officers arrested Kyle M. Day, 31 of Carrier Mills that morning for unlawful possession of a firearm (see previous release, below). The investigation continued and detectives eventually identified the suspect who fired the shots as Jaiir E. Crim, 21 of Carbondale. With the assistance of the Jackson County States Attorney’s Office, detectives applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for Crim for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon. On 05-02-23, detectives located and arrested Crim on the warrant. Crim was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  The investigation into the incident remains active and ongoing.   

Prior Release

On 04-23-23 at 3:42 a.m. officers responded to the 600 block of East Park Street in reference to a report of shots fired. As officers arrived, several vehicles were leaving the area and an unknown male was seen hiding a backpack under a car before he entered a residence.   Officers recovered the backpack and found it contained a firearm. Officers re-located the suspect and he was identified as Kyle M. Day, 31 of Carrier Mills. Day was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.  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.

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