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Officer-involved shooting in downtown Carbondale

Submitted by Carbondale Times on

Dustin Duncan
Carbondale Times 

A man was shot by a Carbondale Police officer Saturday morning after police witnessed him firing a gun in the direction of a large crowd of people near Curbside, 227 W. Main St., according to the Carbondale Police Department. 

Jeremy Spivey, 28, of Marion, was the victim of a gunshot wound by a Carbondale Police officer, according to the Illinois State Police 

At about 2:13 a.m., an officer was performing business check throughout the downtown as part of routine patrols when the officer heard what was believed to be gunshots near Curbside. 

Upon arrival, the officer witnessed a black male firing a gun in the direction of a group of people. According to police, in response to the active shooter, and to protect the public from possible injury, the officer engaged the suspect, firing his service weapon and wounding him. 

While waiting for an ambulance, officers performed life-saving medical procedures on the suspect. The suspect was flown to a St. Louis hospital to receive emergency medical treatment. The Illinois State Police released a statement saying Spivey is listed in stable condition. 

The state police saying Spivey is on parole through the Illinois Department of Correction. ISP says additional charges are anticipated in connection with this incident besides the parole violation warrant, pending further investigation and the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s review of the case. Spivey has two prior charges. One for manufacturing or delivering cannabis, a Class 2 felony and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a Class 4 felony.  

Because this was a officer-involved incident and in according with department policies, the Illinois State Police have been contacted and are leading the investigation. ISP has not released the name of the Carbondale Police Officer involved in the shooting due to an ongoing investigation. Police say more information will be released as the case develops. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the police at 618-457-3200, Illinois State Police Zone 7 at 618-542-2171 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-2677.

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