Carbondale PD arrest two after shooting

Carbondale PD arrest two after shooting
Micharl P. Wooley (Source: City of Carbondale Police Department)
Micharl P. Wooley (Source: City of Carbondale Police Department)

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - The City of Carbondale Police Department is reporting that two men have been arrested after allegedly firing shots at each other on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Officers said they responded reports of to two adults who were allegedly fighting near South Wall Street and East Cindy. Callers reported hearing multiple gunshots.

When officers arrived they found Michael P. Wooley, 32, who is homeless, and John T. McGrath, 26, of Carbondale, involved in a physical altercation.

Officers learned that during the altercation McGrath obtained and discharged a firearm. No one was injured and Wooley and McGrath were both arrested without incident.

When officers searched the two men, they found what they believed to be cocaine on Wooley and cannabis on McGrath.

Wooley was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. McGrath was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and possession of cannabis.

Both individuals were incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail.

The investigation into this incident is continuing. Authorities are asking anyone with any information to call 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 the City of Carbondale Police Department website.

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