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Police Officer-Involved Shooting

The City of Carbondale Police Department performed business checks throughout the downtown early Saturday morning as a part of routine patrols.
At approximately 2:13 a.m., an officer was approaching Curbside at 227 W. Main Street when the officer heard what was believed to be gunshots. Upon arrival, the officer witnessed a black male firing a gun in the direction of a large crowd of people. In response to the active shooter and to protect the public from possible injury, the officer engaged the suspect, firing and wounding him.
While awaiting an ambulance, Carbondale police officers performed life-saving medical procedures on the suspect. He was flown to a St. Louis area hospital to receive emergency medical treatment. The identity of the shooting suspect is not being released at this time.
As this is an officer-involved incident and in accordance with Department policies, Illinois State Police have been contacted and are leading this investigation. Carbondale Police will release more information as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200, Illinois State Police Zone 7 (618) 542-2171 or Crime Stoppers at (618) 549-COPS (2677).

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