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Carbondale, IL police searching for shooting suspect considered 'armed, dangerous'

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Carbondale, IL police searching for shooting suspect considered 'armed, dangerous' (Source - Carbondale Police Department)

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 3:15 pm CDT

CARBONDALE, IL (Heartland News at 9) - Carbondale, Illinois police are searching for an August 3 shooting suspect considered armed and dangerous.

On August 6, detectives with the Carbondale Police Department applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for Nicholas A. M. Hastings, 23 of Carbondale.

This is in connection with the shooting incident that occurred August 3 in the 800 block of West High Street.

The Jackson County warrant charges Hastings with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm and Armed Robbery and bond has been set on the warrant at $750,000.

Police say Hastings should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact the Carbondale Police Department.

On Friday, August 3, around 3:55 p.m., Carbondale police reports officers responded to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale emergency department regarding a shooting in the 800 block of West High Street.

The victim reported he met with a female friend and during the meeting, a male suspect who was with the female, showed a handgun and demanded property from the victim.

The male suspect then shot the victim in the abdomen.

The victim was taken to the emergency department for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.

The female acquaintance, who is a juvenile, has been arrested.

Investigators are continuing to follow leads in an effort to identify and arrest the suspect. The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200.

You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at (618) 687-COPS (2677).