Suspect in murder of 27-year-old Carbondale man arrested

By Staff Report, News Desk

One suspect was arrested in Missouri on warrant for the charge of murder related to last week’s shooting death of 27-year-old Keon Cooper.

According to a release by the Carbondale police, officers and investigators with the Heartland Fugitive Task Force in Southeast Missouri and Sikeston, Missouri Department of Public Safety arrested Tyren Johnson, 21-years-old of Sikeston, Missouri on Nov. 7. 

Johnson is currently incarcerated in the Scott County Missouri Jail awaiting extradition to Illinois. 


As a result of this investigation, Carbondale police detectives also obtained an arrest warrant for Olando Sheron, 24-years-old of Sikeston, Missouri, for charges of murder, according to the release. 

Detectives also obtained an arrest warrant for Thomas Durell Evans Jr., 30-years-old of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, for charges of Concealing or Aiding a Fugitive. Sheron and Evans have not been located and are both considered armed and dangerous.

Previously from the Daily Egyptian:

After a man was shot and killed Saturday night, Carbondale police are searching for three suspects who are considered armed and dangerous.

At approximately 1:22 a.m. Police responded to numerous 911 calls of shots fired at the 500 block of S. Illinois ave. in Carbondale according to a release by the Carbondale police.

Officers arrived on seen and located gunshot victim, Keon Cooper 27 years-old of Carbondale, who had sustained life threatening injuries. 

According to the release officers performed life saving measures on Cooper and the Jackson County Ambulance Service drove him to the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale where he was pronounced dead.


The investigation found that Cooper was was talking to the three suspects outside of his vehicle in the parking lot, when he was shot by two of the suspects armed with handguns.  

 All three suspects fled in a black newer model Kia Optima or similar style vehicle according to the release. 

Anyone with information about this investigation or the whereabouts of Sheron and/or Evans, is encouraged to contact the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS (2677).

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