2 arrested in Carbondale homicide investigation, 1 more suspect still wanted

2 arrested in Carbondale homicide investigation, 1 more suspect still wanted

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - Two people are now in custody in connection to a homicide investigation in Carbondale, Ill. that began on Sunday, Nov. 3.

According to Carbondale Police, Thomas Durell Evans, Jr., 30, of Cape Girardeau, Mo. and charged with concealing or aiding a fugitive.

Evans is currently at the Cape Girardeau County Jail and waiting to be extradited back to Carbondale, Ill.

Thomas Durell Evans (Source - Carbondale PD)
Thomas Durell Evans (Source - Carbondale PD) (Source: - Carbondale PD)

Tyren Jawan Johnson, 21, of Sikeston, Mo. was arrested as part of a joint investigation in Sikeston, Mo. on Thursday, Nov. 7.

On Thursday, Nov. 7, a search warrant was executed at an apartment on Welter Street in Sikeston, Mo.

Tyren Johnson (Source - Sikeston DPS)
Tyren Johnson (Source - Sikeston DPS) (Source: - Sikeston DPS)

Johnson was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and his bond was set at $2,000,000.

Two other suspects are currently being sought in this investigation.

On Sunday, Nov. 3., officers who were already in the area found Keon Cooper, 27, of Carbondale, Ill. with a gunshot wound. He was rushed to a local hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead later.

During the investigation, officers learned that Cooper had been talking with three men, two of whom were armed with handguns. The two men shot Cooper and all three drove away in a black Kia Optima or similar-style vehicle.

Police are looking for the following suspects:

  • Olando Sheron, 24, of Sikeston, Mo. is wanted for charges of murder.
Olando Sheron (Source - Carbondale PD)
Olando Sheron (Source - Carbondale PD) (Source: - Carbondale PD)

Sheron has not been located and are considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of these suspects is asked to contact police at (618) 457-3200 or leave an anonymous tip at (618) 549-2677.

The investigation is ongoing.

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