Carbondale man facing firearms charges after report of gunshot victim
CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – A man faces charges after police responded to a report of a gunshot victim in Carbondale Wednesday afternoon.
The Carbondale Police Department responded at 3:50 p.m. to the 500 block of East Willow Street in reference to a report of a gunshot victim.
While responding to the scene officers saw a man walking quickly away from the scene. Officers told him to stop, but he discarded a bag and ran from the officers, according to police.
He was arrested after a brief foot chase.
Marshun D. Johnson, 19, of Carbondale faces charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting/obstructing a peace cfficer.
Officers say they found a firearm in the bag dropped by Johnson.
The investigation into both incidents are active and ongoing.