Man Arrested following report of shots being fired at people in Galesburg

A 19 year old is behind bars in Galesburg after a report of shots being fired at people.

Police say they received reports of someone in dark clothing shooting at people at two locations that were near each other. Once officers received a description of the suspect and got a general description of travel, they located Nolan Miner.

According to police, Miner matched the physical and clothing descriptions that were provided by callers. Once Miner was addressed by police, he was directed to stop by officers at the scene. Police say Miner reached for his waistband with his hands when he was taken to the ground and placed into handcuffs.

Police say they found a 9mm handgun on Miner with shell casings recovered from the shooting scene matching the gun.

Miner was taken to the Knox County Jail and charged with unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm with no FOID, aggravated discharged of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.

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