According to Carbondale Police, witnesses reported subjects fired handguns during a dispute shortly before 8 p.m.
During the initial investigation, the suspects were not located, and no injuries were reported. Further investigation revealed that during an altercation amongst acquaintances, 23-year-old Daivon K. Willis of Carbondale, displayed a handgun. Forty-five-year-old Everett Y. Galloway of Carbondale displayed a handgun as well. Fifty-year-old Eddie Payne of Carbondale also displayed a handgun and fired it. Willis then also fired his handgun. Another subject that has not been identified also had a handgun during the altercation. The investigation revealed Payne gave his gun to 28-year-old Jalen Cobb of Carbondale, who concealed the gun from police, prior to their arrival.
Eddie Payne was arrested and charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and lodged in the Jackson County Jail. Galloway was arrested for Unlawful use of Weapon and Firearm Owner’s Identification Required and was lodged at the Jackson County Jail.
Cobb was arrested for Obstructing Justice and released on a Notice to Appear.
Anyone with information on the location of Daivon Willis, or other information about this case, is encouraged to contact Carbondale Police at 457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 549-COPS. Willis is considered armed and dangerous. The investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.