Carbondale man turns himself in, charged in connection to Feb. shooting

Carbondale shooting suspect turns himself in

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A man wanted in connection to a shooting turned himself in on Monday, March 8.

Police say around 8:16 p.m. on Monday they learned Jalen Cobb, 27, turned himself in at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

He was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and booked in the Jackson County Jail.

Cobb was wanted in connection to a shooting on Thursday evening, February 25.

According to police, they responded to the 200 block of East Sycamore Street around 7:10 p.m. for a report of shots fired.

The suspect was identified as Cobb.

While they were at the scene, police say a witness identified his vehicle, which was driving in the area.

Police pulled it over, but said Cobb was not inside. They said they did find two handguns and an illegal amount of marijuana. One of the handguns was reported as stolen to another police agency.

During the investigation, police arrested a 21-year-old Danville, Ill. man and a 22-year-old Carbondale man, for aggravated unlawful use of weapons, possession of a stolen firearm and manufacture/delivery of cannabis.

After consulting with the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Danville man was taken to the Jackson County Jail and the second man was released with a notice to appear in court.

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