A man was being treated at a St. Louis hospital following a shooting early Monday morning in Carbondale, according to a Wednesday news release from Carbondale Police Department.
According to the release, officers responded after 1 a.m. Monday to the 800 block of East Grand Avenue for a report of shots fired. When they arrived, they found a 24-year-old man with gunshot wounds. Police are not identifying the victim, but said his wounds were not life-threatening.
The shooting suspects are described as three black males, police said. One is described as having a light complexion, another is described as having dreadlocks, and another is described as being heavy-set.
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Police said that further investigation into the shooting found that Derek Deon Brownlee Jr., a 24-year-old from Chicago, was in possession of between 100 and 500 grams of cannabis "as part of this incident." Police did not say how the shooting could be related to the drug possession.
Police have an arrest warrant for Brownlee, who is at-large, on charges of unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis and unlawful possession of cannabis.
Police said the investigation is active and ongoing, and asked anyone with information about the shooting or Brownlee's whereabouts to call the police department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-2677.