The suspect who was wounded in an officer-involved shooting early Saturday in Carbondale has been identified, according to a news release from the Illinois State Police, which is currently investigating the incident.
According to the release, at about 2:13 a.m. Saturday, a Carbondale Police officer was approaching Curbside Grill, 227 W. Main St., on routine patrol and heard what sounded like gunshots. Upon arrival, the officer saw Jeremy Spivey, 28, of Marion, firing a gun in the direction of a large crowd of people. The Carbondale officer, in response to an active shooter, fired at Spivey, stopping the threat.
Carbondale Police officers performed life-saving medical procedures on Spivey while waiting for an ambulance, saving his life. The release states Spivey was taken to a local hospital, and subsequently flown to a regional hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.
The Illinois State Police Zone 7 Investigations is asking any witnesses to this incident to contact the Illinois State Police District 13 Headquarters at 618-542-2171.
Spivey is currently on parole through the Illinois Department of Corrections. In addition to a parole violation warrant, ISP says in the release that additional charges are anticipated in connection with this incident, pending further investigation and Jackson County State’s Attorney’s review of the case.
Because of the ongoing investigation, the Carbondale Police officer is not being identified.