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Carbondale Man Facing Gun Charges after Allegedly Firing Shots at Acquaintances Friday Night

Aarion Haskins (Photo: Carbondale Police)

CARBONDALE – A Carbondale man is facing gun charges after Carbondale Police responded to the 700 block of North Giant City Road about multiple reports of shots fired just past 10:30 Friday night.

According to a Carbondale Police press release, officers learned the suspect fired several shots at individuals believed to be in a vehicle that fled from the area. The suspect fled in a separate vehicle. Officers located and stopped the suspect vehicle in the 1100 block of East Walnut Street. Officers located the other vehicle unoccupied in the 900 block of East College Street.  

During the course of the investigation, officers arrested 21-year-old Aarion P. Haskins of Carbondale for aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon and no firearm owner’s identification card while possessing a firearm. Haskins was lodged in the Jackson County Jail. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident. A window for a business in the area was damaged. Information received indicates the incident appears to have occurred following a dispute amongst acquaintances.  

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the police department at 618-457-3200. This investigation into the incident is active and ongoing.