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MURPHYSBORO — The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Springfield Division is offering a $10,000 reward and Carbondale Police are offering $5,000 to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the subject(s) involved in the August 22nd, 2021 murder of Keeshanna Jackson in Carbondale, Illinois.

Jackson was attending a party at 501 W. Cherry Street when Carbondale Police responded to a report of shots fired at the location. Upon arrival, officers found Keshanna Jackson in the yard with a gunshot would. She was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead. Three others were wounded.

Carbondale Police believe there may be multiple shooters involved in the incident and numerous witnesses with information. “The Carbondale Police Department along with the FBI and other law enforcement partners continue to investigate this case to bring justice to Keeshanna and her family,” according to Carbondale Police Chief Stan Reno, “We want anyone with information to assist with this investigation to help us reach this goal and we are willing to reward anyone who does.”

“FBI Springfield and Carbondale Police are actively pursuing leads in this investigation,” said FBI Springfield Special Agent in Charge David Nanz. “We hope $15,000 in reward money will compel the public to come forward with new information and help bring the perpetrator(s) to justice.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call FBI Springfield at 217-522-9675, or Carbondale Police at 618-457-3200, or Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 618-549-2677.



Joseph A. Cervantez, Jackson County State’s Attorney, announced today that Commodore D. Jackson, 42, of Murphysboro, was sentenced to 17 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Jackson was found guilty in 2022 of Aggravated Battery with Use of a Deadly Weapon.

On March 4, 2022, the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office presented evidence that on Friday, November 5, 2021, at around 1:25 A.M., Carbondale Police Officers responded to 511 S. Illinois Avenue, Hanger 9, in Carbondale, regarding a stabbing. Jackson had stabbed the victim four times in the parking lot, following a verbal altercation inside the bar. The survivor was able to make his way back toward the front of Hanger 9 where emergency help was called. The Carbondale Police Department conducted the investigation, and the Murphysboro Police Department located and apprehended Jackson where he was transported to the Jackson County Jail on November 5, 2021.

A sentencing hearing was held on December 15, 2023, where arguments were made by Jackson County Assistant State’s Attorney Sophia M. Allen, as to sentencing recommendations. The court ultimately sentenced Jackson to a total of 17 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The investigation was led by the Carbondale Police Department and assisted by the Murphysboro Police Department and the Illinois State Police.

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