Carbondale police investigating shooting death

By Juniper Oxford, Staff Reporter

Carbondale police responded to the 700 block of South Rawlings Street for a death investigation at approximately 3:17 p.m. on Feb. 14, according to a police press release.

During the investigation, officers and detectives learned a female and male couple were involved in a domestic dispute. The male suffered a gunshot wound during the dispute and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release.

There were no other parties involved and no other reported injuries. 


The victim is currently not being identified, pending notification of next of kin. The investigation of the incident is currently active and ongoing. 

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the City of Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677).

Staff reporter Juniper Oxford can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @JuniperOxford.

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