Chicago Man Facing Weapons Charges After Carbondale Chase

Chicago Man Facing Weapons Charges After Carbondale Chase

CARBONDALE (WQRL/WISH/WMCL) – A Chicago man is facing charges after being involved in a vehicle and foot chase Wednesday morning in Carbondale.

According to Carbondale Police, 29-year-old Kadeem L Hunter of Chicago was charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Resisting a Peace Officer.  

Officials said officers responded to the 300 block of East Walnut Street in reference to a report of a man with a gun around 10:50 a.m.

When officers arrived, the suspect entered the passenger seat of a black Cadillac which fled the scene. Officers pursued the vehicle until it briefly stopped in the 900 block of East Grand Avenue and the passenger, later identified as Hunter, fled from the vehicle while carrying a firearm.

The driver of the vehicle continued to flee and was last seen heading north on Lewis Lane. Officers arrested Hunter after a foot chase and recovered the firearm.  

He is lodged in the Jackson County Jail.

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