One arrested in connection to Easter shooting in Carbondale

Carbondale police have made an arrest following a deadly shooting early Easter morning. Now, they’re asking for your help in finding two more suspects.

Police were called out around 2:00 a.m. Sunday to the 400 block of West Walnut in Carbondale after shots were fired at a party. Investigators say a man who lived next door was killed by a stray bullet.

The house at 402 West Walnut in Carbondale sits quietly Monday afternoon. But Sergeant Corey Kemp with the Carbondale Police Department says early Sunday morning it was a different story as partygoers filled the home and a fight broke out.

"Shots were fired inside the residence. At this time, the altercation moved outside where more shots were fired,” Sgt. Kemp said.

Carbondale police say 41-year-old Timothy Beaty was in a neighboring home when he was hit by a stray bullet. He was taken to Carbondale Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

"Beaty was an uninvolved bystander,” Kemp said.

Police say another man was taken with non-life threatening injuries to Carbondale Memorial Hospital and later moved to a St. Louis hospital. So far, police have arrested and charged one person.

"Dwayne J. Dunn, a 21-year-old of out St. Louis, Missouri has been arrested and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm,” Kemp said.

Police are trying to find two more men attending the party they describe as primary suspects.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call Carbondale Police at (618) 457-3200 or call Crime Stoppers at (618) 549-2677.

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