Man charged with murder in Carbondale shooting

Keon L. Foulks, 19, from Carbondale, Ill., was charged with first-degree murder for the death...
Keon L. Foulks, 19, from Carbondale, Ill., was charged with first-degree murder for the death of Delmore, Jr. on Monday, January 23.(Jackson County Jail)
Published: Jan. 21, 2023 at 9:39 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 4:06 PM CST
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CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A man was charged with murder in connection with a shooting investigation.

According to a press release from the Jackson County State’s Attorney Joseph A. Cervantez, Keon L. Foulks, 19, from Carbondale, Ill., was charged with first-degree murder for the death of Delmore, Jr. on Monday, January 23.

Foulks was taken to Jackson County Jail on a $2 million bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on February 7.

In the early morning of Saturday, January 21, Carbondale police officers arrived at the 800 block of East Grand Avenue in response to a death investigation.

Police said they found a man dead from a gunshot wound inside of the apartment.

Illinois State Police identified the victim as 26-year-old Robert Delmore, Jr., of Carbondale.

Police said there are currently no known threats to the public.

ISP said their Carbondale Police has requested their Division of Criminal Investigation to assist with investigation, which is still ongoing.

Anyone with information about the shooting death of Delmore, Jr. is encouraged to contact the Carbondale Police Department at 618-549-2121 or Illinois State Police Zone 7 Investigations at 618-542-2171. Tips may also be make anonymously at 618-549-COPS (2677).