Police: armed, dangerous man wanted in connection to Carbondale shooting

Police: armed, dangerous man wanted in connection to Carbondale shooting
Rahsaan D. Graham was arrested in connection with the shooting on Sunday. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)
Rahsaan D. Graham was arrested in connection with the shooting on Sunday. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)
Brett I. Jones of Desoto, IL, was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of weapons. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)
Brett I. Jones of Desoto, IL, was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of weapons. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Police in Carbondale, Illinois are looking for an armed and dangerous man in connection with a shooting on Sunday, June 17.

Renard M. Ward, 35, of Jackson, Tenn., is wanted for aggravated discharge of a firearm and reckless discharge of a firearm. His bond was set for $1 million.

Police say he is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS (2677).

Another man, Rahsaan D. Graham, Jr., 21, of Murphysboro, Ill., was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, intimidation and unlawful communication with a witness. His bond was set at $2.5 million.

Police found Graham on Wednesday morning, June 20 in Murphysboro and arrested him without incident. He was taken to the Jackson County Jail.

A third man was previously arrested for aggravated unlawful use of weapons after police say he shot a gun at a vehicle on Sunday, June 17.

At 2 a.m. officers were in the 500 block of South Illinois Avenue monitoring crowds at bar-closing time.

According to police, they saw a disturbance begin among a group of people in the alleyway behind the businesses at 2:18 a.m.

As officers approached the area, they say they heard several gunshots and saw a man firing a gun in the direction of a vehicle that was leaving the alley.

Officers ordered the man to drop his weapon and he did so.

Brett Jones, 22, of DeSoto, Illinois, was arrested.

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Jones was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of weapons and sent to the Jackson County Jail.

Officers say they heard an additional gunshot come from someone in the vehicle as it fled the area. They later identified the people in the vehicle as Graham and Ward.

They say the vehicle was found unoccupied on East Oak Street and it was impounded.

According to police, two other vehicles were involved in a crash as a result of the vehicle's actions. There were no reported injuries.

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