An arrest warrant was issued after Carbondale Police responded Monday to a report of gunshots fired.

According to a news release from the department, at about 11:55 p.m. Monday, Carbondale Police responded to a report of gunshots being fired in the 700 block of South Lewis Lane.

Responding officers determined that occupants of a residence had been in an argument with acquaintance. During the course of that argument, a male brandished a firearm and shot in the direction of one of the occupants, then fled the area in a vehicle.

An arrest warrant for Dennis Higgins Jr., 30, of Carbondale, was issued, charging him with aggravated discharge of a firearm and felon in possession of a weapon. Higgins’ bond has been set at $250,000.

Police say Higgins should be considered armed and dangerous.

There have been no reported injuries as a result of this incident and the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200, Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 618-549-2677 or Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at 618-687-2677.

— The Southern

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