CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - Two suspects were arrested in connection to a homicide investigation.
Alecze Cummings, 23, of Carbondale, was charged with cannabis conspiracy and obstructing justice.
Cameron Robinson, 26, of Cairo, was charged with cannabis conspiracy and aggravated fleeing to elude.
According to Carbondale police, a dispute amongst acquaintances resulted in a fight which led to the gunfire on Wednesday, January 22.
They said they responded to an initial report of shot fired where a person was said to be injured.
This happened on the 2200 block of North Illinois Avenue at 12:21 a.m.
When police arrived, they found a 25-year-old Cordell Johnson of Cairo, Ill. unresponsive on the pavement in front of a home. He was suffering from several gunshot wounds.
Police said officers along with personnel from the Jackson County Ambulance and Carbondale Fire Department attempted to save the man but they were unable to resuscitate him.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the investigation is ongoing. Police Chief Jeff Grubbs said the priority is to identify and charge those responsible for Johnson’s death.
They were assisted by the Jackson County Coroner’s Office and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
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).