Carbondale cops, metal detectors seen outside site of Easter Sunday shooting

Carbondale cops, metal detectors seen outside site of Easter Sunday shooting

By Bill Lukitsch, @Bill_LukitschDE

Carbondale police were seen Friday afternoon investigating the site of an Easter Sunday shooting that killed one man and injured one other.

Three unmarked cars and a crime scene van were parked in front of the home on the 400 block of West Walnut Street where a late-night house party ended in gunfire. Multiple investigators could be seen scanning inside and outside the home with metal detectors.

Police are still searching for physical evidence related to the crime that took place Sunday, said Lt. Matt Goddard of the Carbondale Police Department. Any and all witnesses are encouraged to give statements to police as the investigation continues “no matter how insignificant,” Goddard said. 


Two men have been arrested in connection with the case but a third is still at large.

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A nationwide arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for Southeast Missouri State University student Travis Tyler, 21, of Hazelwood, Mo. He is wanted on $1 million bond and should be considered armed and dangerous, according to police. 

SEMO student John Ingram, 21, of Webster Groves, Mo., turned himself in at the Jackson County Jail on Thursday evening. He was arrested on two active warrants for aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

SEMO student Dwayne Dunn Jr., 21, of St. Louis, was the first suspect arrested and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm in connection to this case. His bond was set at $500,000 by Judge Kimberly Dahlen on Tuesday and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 21.

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

Bill Lukitsch can be reached at [email protected] or 618-536-3325.