Police searching for three Carbondale shooting suspects
Three people have been shot in three days in Carbondale, Illinois, leaving one dead. Now, police are out in force to keep you and your family safe.
Police are searching for 21-year-old Daniel Holmes of Carbondale. Police say he shot a 19-year-old Missouri man Tuesday night inside an apartment complex in the 400 block of South Illinois Avenue.
Police have now released names from a separate shooting that happened near campus on Easter Sunday. Dwayne J. Dunn is in jail, and now police say they’re searching for Travis Tyler and John Ingram, both of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Police say Nehemiah Greenelee was hurt in the Easter shooting. A neighbor, 41-year-old Timothy Beaty, was hit by a stray bullet and died.
Now, community members say this trend needs to stop.
SIU sophomore Lindsey Eigsti says the trend is disturbing.
"It’s definitely a concern for safety, especially being a female. It really concerns me. And I love Carbondale, and I love the school, but it’s definitely something to think about," said Eigsti.
Just after 7 p.m., Carbondale police were called out to a shooting a block away from the station. Inside the Evolve apartments, police say 21-year-old Daniel Holmes of Carbondale shot a 19-year-old Missouri man.
"The victim was treated and transported at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, where he was treated with non-life threatening injuries," said Carbondale Police Sgt. Corey Kemp.
Kemp says Holmes was having an argument inside an apartment before shooting the victim.
The manager at Evolve says they’re glad no one was more seriously injured in the shooting, and that police were able to get there so quickly to help.
Police are now searching for Holmes as well as the two suspects from the Easter shooting that led to the death of Timothy Beaty and injured another.
Kemp says police patrols will be out in force.
"Doing patrols through the neighborhoods and keeping an eye on everything. And if anything looks suspicious, they’re going to do what they can to solve any problems or crimes that are going on in the area," Kemp said.
Eigsti says the recent wave of shootings is making her more cautious.
"It makes you question yourself a little bit. Definitely don’t go by yourself anywhere, and travel with friends for sure,” Eigsti said.
She says until police catch the people responsible, she plans on making safety a priority.
Anyone with information about where Holmes, Tyler or Ingram are can contact the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200.