CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the 400 block of E. Ashley St. around 3:15 Monday afternoon.
According to a release from the police department, an investigation revealed there was a dispute amongst acquaintances in the parking lot, which led to gunfire. Detectives determined one of the armed suspects fled into a home in the 400 block of E. Chestnut St. Officers secured the home and immediately began negotiating with the suspect in an attempt secure his surrender. A search warrant for the home and an arrest warrant for the suspect was secured while negotiations continued.
The Carbondale Police Department Special Response Team served the search warrant at the home at 8:30 p.m. and took the suspect into custody on the arrest warrant. There are no reported injuries regarding the original incident at this time. Neither the subject who was arrested nor the officers involved in the arrest were injured.
As the investigation is currently active and ongoing, the suspect is not being identified at this time. The suspect is charged with possession of firearm by a felon and aggravated discharge of a firearm.
The Illinois State Police and the Jackson County Ambulance Service assisted during the incident.
Those with information about the incident should contact Carbondale Police at 457-3200.