CARBONDALE – Two were arrested Thursday in connection in an early Wednesday morning shooting in Carbondale which claimed the life of 25-year-old Cordell Johnson of Cairo.
According to Carbondale Police, 23-year-old Alecze Cummings of Carbondale and 26-year-old Cameron Robinson of Cairo have been identified thus far by detectives as suspects in the investigation, which has determined a dispute amongst acquaintances, resulting in an altercation leading to gunfire.
Cummings was charged with cannabis conspiracy and obstructing justice, Robinson with cannabis conspiracy and aggravated fleeing to elude. Both men are lodged in the Jackson County Jail.
Police responded to the 2200 block of N. Illinois Ave. around 12:20 a.m. Wednesday regarding a report of shots fired and where an individual was reported to be injured.
Officers arrived and found an unresponsive man, later identified as Johnson, with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers with personnel from Jackson County Ambulance and the Carbondale Fire Department attempted life-saving measures, which were unable to resuscitate Johnson. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the investigation is active and ongoing. Those with further information should contact the Carbondale Police Department at 457-3200.