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Posted on: June 20, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Aggravated Unlawful; use of a Weapon of a Firearm Investigation

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 City of Carbondale, Illinois
 June 20th, 2023

Carbondale – On 06-18-23 at 3:19 a.m. City of Carbondale police officers responded to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for two people arriving in a vehicle with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. There were multiple bullet holes in the vehicle the men arrived in. The investigation revealed that the men at the hospital were involved in a shooting incident with an individual or individuals in a second vehicle in the 1500 and 1600 blocks of East Main Street resulting in the injuries. Officers recovered a firearm and spent shell casings from inside the vehicle the injured men drove to the hospital. One of the injured men, Dejuon D. Baltimore, 23 of Champaign, was arrested for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon. He was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail after he was medically treated. The other occupant was treated by medical staff and released without charges. 

During the course of the investigation, officers were able to identify the other vehicle involved in the shooting. On 06-18-21 at 1:58 p.m. officers located the vehicle travelling on South Wall Street and conducted a traffic stop. The occupant of the Jeep, Levar D. Woods, 25 of Carbondale, was uninjured but was found to be in possession of two firearms. Woods was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail. The investigation into the incident 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 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.

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