Man facing charges in Carbondale shooting investigation

Carbondale Shooting

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - One man is in custody after an afternoon shooting in Carbondale.

William J. Stewart, 27, of Carbondale, was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

He is being held in the Jackson County Jail.

On March 23 around 3:15 p.m., Carbondale police responded to the 400 block of East Ashley Street for a report of shots fired.

Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 400 block of East Ashley Street in reference to a report of shots fired.
Carbondale Police Officers responded to the 400 block of East Ashley Street in reference to a report of shots fired. (Source: KFVS)

Police say there was a fight between some acquaintances in the parking lot, which led to gunfire.

Detectives determined one of the armed suspects fled into a home in the 400 block of East Chestnut Street.

Officers secured the home and immediately began negotiating with the suspect to get him to surrender.

A search warrant for the home and an arrest warrant for the suspect was secured while negotiations continued.

At around 8:30 p.m, the Carbondale Police Department’s Special Response Team served the search warrant at the home and took the suspect into custody on the arrest warrant.

Neither the subject who was arrested, nor the officers involved in the arrest were injured.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at 618 457-3200.

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