Carbondale Officer in Serious Condition After Vehicle Pursuit


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An investigation is underway after a Carbondale Police Officer was shot during a pursuit late last night. A report from Carbondale Police says officers were on patrol in the 700 block of North Robert A. Stalls Street when they heard gunshots and drove closer to investigate. Officers then encountered a tan, four-door vehicle driving away from the area at high speeds. When officers tried to stop the vehicle, a pursuit began and a suspect fired several gunshots at the officers. One officer was hit and taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale before being taken to a St. Louis area hospital where he is in serious condition. Anyone with information on this case should call Carbondale Police at 457-3200.