The suspect in an officer involved shooting Saturday in Carbondale has been identified as 28-year-old Jeremy Spivey, 28, of Marion.
According to a spokesperson for the department, an officer was performing business checks throughout the downtown area as part of routine patrols. The officer reportedly heard what was believed to be gunshots near Curb Side Grill that also serves as an entertainment venue.
The officer saw a man firing a gun in the direction of a large crowd of people, according to the department. In response to the active shooter, and to protect the public from possible injury, the officer fired and wounded Spivey.
Police officers performed life-saving procedures on the suspect while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. Spivey was flown to a St. Louis area hospital for medical treatment. Spivey is currently on parole through the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Per department policy, the Illinois State Police are leading the investigation due to it being an officer-involved incident.