Suspect Wanted in Shooting, Crash Sought by Carbondale Police

Suspect Wanted in Shooting, Crash Sought by Carbondale Police

CARBONDALE – Police in Carbondale are looking for a suspect allegedly involved in a shooting and vehicle crash in the 700 block of S. Lewis Ln. just before 11:30 Saturday night.

According to a Carbondale Police report, officers responded to the scene after getting a report of shots fired and the vehicle crash and found the victim with a gunshot wound. He was transported to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

During an investigation, officers learned the suspect, 23-year-old Stephen L. Moultrie of Carbondale, fired shots from a moving vehicle at the victim driving a vehicle in the opposite direction. Ultimately, both vehicles crashed and Moultrie fled from the area. The incident is the result of a personal dispute amongst acquaintances.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Moultrie for aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful use of weapons by a felon. Moultrie is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about the incident or the whereabouts of Moultrie should contact Carbondale Police at 457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 549-COPS. The investigation is active and ongoing.

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