CARBONDALE – Two men were in Florida in connection to an August shooting in Carbondale.
According to a release from the Carbondale Police Department, officers began investigating a homicide in the 1000 block of North Robert A. Stalls August 17, following the fatal shooting of 44-year-old Jamonte Allison. During the investigation, officers determined that 23-year-old DeVale L. Johnson of Carbondale and 30-year-old Victor R. Purdiman of Paducah, KY were involved.
Carbondale Police detectives obtained arrest warrants for Johnson and Purdiman for First Degree Murder and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. Tuesday, authorities located them in Orange County, FL and arrested them on the related warrants. Both are currently incarcerated.
Anyone with further information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Carbondale Police Department at 549-2121.
The Carbondale Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Paducah, KY Police Department, the US Marshals with the Western District of Kentucky, the US Marshals Florida/ Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office. The investigation is active and ongoing.