Carbondale Man Sentenced for 2019 Shooting Incident at Apartment Complex

Oct 15, 2020

A Carbondale man has been sentenced for for a shooting incident in 2019 at a Carbondale apartment complex.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 33-year-old Dennis Higgins received seven years for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and ten-and-a-half years for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon.

Higgins was one of two men who engaged in a shootout on the property of The Fields apartment complex in July 2019. Higgins and the other man shot at one another after engaging in a verbal altercation in the middle of the street.

Allof the events were captured on high-definition video surveillance cameras installed by management of The Fields over the summer.