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Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that took place outside a Carbondale residence early Sunday morning.

At 12:48 a.m. Sunday, officers with the Carbondale Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the 300 block of South Crestview Lane, according to a news release. Upon arriving at the scene, they learned that a suspect got out of a vehicle and began shooting at multiple people standing outside a residence. The suspect then drove away. No one suffered injuries in the incident.

Carbondale Police provided a description of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle to surrounding law enforcement agencies. A short time later, officers learned that a vehicle matching the provided description was stopped in Williamson County.

Devante R. Taylor, 24, of Olmstead, was arrested and charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and no valid Illinois FOID. He was incarcerated in Jackson County Jail.

The investigation is continuing. The Carbondale Police Department made the arrest and was assisted by the Energy Police Department, Marion Police Department and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-2677.



Janis Esch is a reporter covering higher education.

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