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On 09-17-2017 at 2:26 am, officers with the City of Carbondale Police Department were in the area of the 400 block of West Cherry Street when they heard multiple gunshots.   Read More »

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Unlawful Use of Weapons Investigation-Update

Pursuant to the investigation into the 06-18-2017 Unlawful Use of Weapons incident in 500 block of South Graham Street, detectives with the City of Carbondale Police Department applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for Clifford Liddell Jr., charging him with Reckless Discharge of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon by a Felon. Liddell’s bond has been set at $1,000,000. Liddell should be considered armed and dangerous.

Following the shooting incident, the owner of the property involved immediately initiated eviction procedures on the tenants, in line with the City’s Chronic Nuisance Ordinance. This led to the tenants vacating the property.

Clifford D Liddell Jr, age 31

Carbondale, Illinois

Prior Release:

On 06-18-2017 at about 1:59 p.m., the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to a report of shots being fired in the 500 block of South Graham Street. Officers responded to the area, where it was determined that occupants of a residence had been in an argument with acquaintances. During the course of the argument, several people brandished firearms and shot in the direction of each other. The acquaintances fled the area in a white Jeep, which was later located in Marion, IL. Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence after repeated attempts to contact any occupants went unanswered. Officers with the Carbondale Police Department/SIU Department of Public Safety Special Response Team served the search warrant and made entry into the residence. No one was located inside. There have been no reported injuries as a result of this incident. The investigation into the incident is continuing.   Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200 or Crimestoppers at 618-549-COPS.

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