City of Carbondale, Illinois
June 13th, 2023
Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm Arrests
For Immediate Release
Carbondale – On 06-12-23 at 12:15 a.m. City of Carbondale police officers responded to the 700 block of South Illinois Avenue regarding reports of shots fired. Officers found several vehicles that had been struck by gunfire and located damage to a building in the area due to the gunfire. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
In the ensuing investigation, detectives identified Michael O. Evans, 21 of Carbondale, and a juvenile male as suspects in the shooting incident. Evans and the juvenile were both located and arrested on 06-12-23. Evans was charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The juvenile was detained in a juvenile detention center on charges related to the investigation. The investigation remains 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 on this website’s main page. Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities, and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness or have any information about a crime. Cash rewards for information that 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.