Man wanted for Carbondale, Ill. shooting arrested

Man wanted for Carbondale, Ill. shooting arrested

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A convicted felon wanted in connection with a shooting that left a person injured in Carbondale, Illinois has been arrested.

According to Carbondale Police, Antonio Watson, 38, of Carbondale, was arrested in Evansville, Indiana on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Watson is awaiting extradition to Illinois on an unlawful use of weapons by a felon charge.

The charge is in connection to a shooting on West Main on Sunday, Oct. 20.

According to police, the shooting happened at 5:22 a.m. when the victim and an acquaintance, Watson, got into a fight with two other suspects. During the fight, police said Watson pulled out a gun and shot the victim.

Watson and the two other suspects ran away from the scene.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Until his capture, police considered Watson to be armed and dangerous.

The investigation is ongoing.

The United States Marshals Service and the Evansville Police Department have assisted the Carbondale Police Department with this investigation.

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