Southeast Students Identified in Connection with Weekend Carbondale Shooting


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 30, 2016 – – Two Southeast Missouri State University students have been identified as suspects in connection with the March 27 shooting in Carbondale, Illinois, that killed one and injured another.

They are John F. Ingram, 21, of Webster Groves, Missouri, and Travis T. Tyler, 21, of Hazelwood, Missouri.

The Southeast Department of Public Safety (DPS) along with the Cape Girardeau Police Department and the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Police Department have been assisting the Carbondale (Illinois) Police Department since Sunday with their investigation.

During the course of the investigation, it has been determined by police that both are believed to be in the St. Louis area.

Carbondale Police have also charged and arrested a third Southeast student, Dwayne J. Dunn, 21, of St. Louis, who is currently being held on the charge of reckless discharge of a firearm.

Southeast has many safety measures in place including the University Police Department that provides services 24 hours a day, a lighted corridor, emergency call boxes and more than 300 surveillance cameras. This information is available at

Southeast has implemented its disciplinary processes. The three students have been placed on Interim Suspension, which includes a Notice Against Trespass for all University facilities. The three are not allowed on the Southeast campus pending the completion of the criminal investigation.

Southeast officials continue to assist the Carbondale Police Department in this investigation and strongly encourage anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ingram or Tyler or about the investigation to contact the Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200.  For more information about this ongoing investigation, visit