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Suspect Sought in Thursday Night Shooting in Carbondale

Jalen Cobb/Photo from 2018 Arrest (Photo: Carbondale Police)

CARBONDALE – Two people are facing drug and gun charges while another suspect is being sought in a reported shooting Thursday night in the 200 block of East Sycamore Street in Carbondale.

According to Carbondale Police, police responded to that area around 7:10 p.m. and could not find the suspect identified as 27-year-old Jalen Cobb of Carbondale.

While officers were at the scene, a witness identified the suspect’s vehicle driving in the area. Officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Officers determined the suspect wasn’t in the vehicle, but did locate two handguns and an illegal amount of cannabis. One of the handguns was discovered to have been reported as stolen to another police agency.  

During the course of the investigation, officers arrested 21-year-old Courtney Hunter of Danville, Illinois and 22-year-old Jajuan Smith of Carbondale for aggravated unlawful use of weapons, possession of a stolen firearm and manufacture/delivery of cannabis.  

After consulting with the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, Hunter was incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail and Smith was released with a notice to appear in court. There were no injuries reported with either incident. Cobb is considered to be armed and dangerous.  

Anyone with information about Cobb’s whereabouts or either incident should contact Carbondale Police at 457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 549-COPS.