Aggravated Battery with Firearm Investigation
04-11-14 Web Release –Aggravated Battery with a Firearm Investigation
On 04-11-14 at around 12:40 a.m., the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to the 500 block of S. Illinois Ave in reference to a report of a disturbance. As officers arrived they encountered around 200 people in the roadway and observed a number of different fights occurring. Officers used pepper spray to quell the disturbance and clear the roadway. During the course of the investigation, it was also determined that an altercation between two groups of people occurred inside a nearby businesses. During this altercation, the suspect brandished a firearm and fired one round which struck the victim in the abdomen area. The victim was treated at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a light colored shirt. The investigation into the incident continues.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Police Department at (618) 457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at (618) 549-COPS (2677). Anonymous tips may also bemade by selecting the “Crime Stoppers” tab located on the main page of this website.