Man considered armed, dangerous; wanted for murder in Carbondale shooting

Man considered armed, dangerous; wanted for murder in Carbondale shooting
The Carbondale Police Department is offering a $5,000 reward for information which leads to the arrest of Olando Sheron. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A man is wanted for first-degree murder in connection to a shooting on November 3.

Police say there is a nationwide search for 25-year-old Olando “TJ” Terrel Sheron, Jr.

The Carbondale Police Department doubled the reward offer for information on his whereabouts to $5,000.

Police consider Sheron Jr. armed and dangerous.

Sheron Jr. is described as 6-feet-2-inches tall and weighing 168 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Investigators said Sheron Jr. has ties in southeast Missouri communities such as Cape Girardeau and Sikeston, in Lake St. Louis, Missouri, in Parchment Michigan, in Chicago and in Mississippi where he might be staying with family of his maternal grandfather.

A nationwide homicide warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Sheron Jr., is wanted in connection with a deadly shooting behind the Hanger 9 bar on November 3, 2019.

According to Carbondale Police, 27-year-old Keon Lavonte Cooper was shot multiple times and died from his injuries at a local hospital.

Two other shooting suspects, Thomas Evans Jr. and Tyren Johnson, have been arrested in connection with the homicide investigation.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Sheron Jr. or about the shooting is asked to contact the Carbondale Police Department at 618-549-2121.

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