UPDATE: November 11, 2019, 6:45 p.m.
We are learning more about the victim in Friday’s shooting.
We spoke to Xe’Quan Campbell back in April. He was credited with disarming another teen on a Carbondale School bus.
CARBONDALE (WSIL) – A Franklin County teen is dead after an early morning shooting in Carbondale.
It happened just before 3 a.m. Friday at an apartment complex in the 1200 block of West Freeman Street.
Police say the victim – Xe’Quan Campbell, 16, of Zeigler – was with a group of people who approached an apartment at the complex. Witnesses say one member of the group was armed with a gun.
According to police, Campbell banged on the apartment door and possibly tried to open the door without identifying himself.
A person inside that apartment fired shots through the door, striking Campbell. He was taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators say Campbell is related to one of the residents of the apartment and may have been contacted by that relative about an earlier incident involving a gun. According to police, the relative and others in the apartment took cover after seeing the group walking toward the apartment with a gun.
Those responsible for the shooting were taken into custody but were later released pending a review by the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Carbondale Police continue to investigate.