Three Men Wanted for Role in Carbondale Shooting

Police in Carbondale are on the lookout for three armed and dangerous suspects after a fatal shooting in Carbondale. The shooting occurred around 1:20 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of South Illinois Avenue. Police say, 27 year-old Keon Cooper of Carbondale was talking with three men outside his vehicle in a parking lot when he was shot. The three suspects then took off in a black, newer model Kia Optima or similar style vehicle. Cooper was taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale where he was pronounced dead. All three males were said to be African American men. Two of the suspects were said to have average build. The first suspect was wearing a gray or white and black zip up hooded jacket, white t-shirt underneath. He had long black braided or dread-lock hair, baggie clothes, early 20’s, armed with a handgun. The second suspect was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, faded blue jeans with a dark stripe down the outside, long black dread-lock style hair, early 20’s. The third suspect was wearing a olored hooded jacket with a white symbol or name on the left chest area, armed with a handgun. Police say the suspects are considered armed and dangerous. The investigation is ongoing.

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