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Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Felon In Possession of a Firearm Investigation

On 09-04-2017 at about 11:55 p.m., the City of Carbondale Police Department responded to a report of gunshots being fired in the 700 block of South Lewis Lane. 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, a male brandished a firearm and shot in the direction of one of the occupants, then fled the area in a vehicle. During the course of the investigation detectives, with the City of Carbondale Police Department applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for Dennis Higgins Jr., charging him with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Felon in Possession of a Weapon. Higgins’ bond has been set at $250,000. Higgins should be considered armed and dangerous. There have been no reported injuries as a result of this incident and the investigation is continuing.

Dennis A. Higgins, Jr., age 30

Carbondale, Illinois

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. 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 located on the main page of this website. Please help yourself, along with your county, its communities and the university campus by using these numbers if you witness, or have any information pertaining to, a crime. Cash rewards for information which leads to an arrest are also made anonymously. Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!


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