Man shot at cop: police

A Joliet man fired a gun at a cop, police said

About 11 p.m. Wednesday, an officer was patrolling the area of First and Mississippi avenues when a man ran from a vehicle in the alley between Iowa Street and Mississippi Avenue, said Joliet police Sgt. Dwayne English.

“After observing this subject, the officer detected multiple gunshots being fired in his direction, while still in the squad car,” English said.

Officers caught up to a fleeing man — Kehwoan Watts, 22 — in the 100 block of Iowa Avenue, English said.

A police dog was used to search the area and officers recovered a .45-caliber handgun in the 100 block of Mississippi Avenue, English said.

Bullets hit a residence on Mississippi Avenue but no one was injured, English said.

Watts was arrested on probable cause of aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and having no firearm owner’s identification card. He was taken to the Will County jail.

Court records did not show any formal charges filed against Watts as of Thursday morning.

Watts was previously arrested by Joliet police in January.

In that incident, Joliet police said Watts rammed a woman’s car, pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill officers while he was booked after his arrest. Watts was released from jail March 1.

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News