Man charged with possessing firearm as a felon in Galesburg
GALESBURG, Ill. (KWQC) - A man was arrested Thursday night in Galesburg after police say they found a gun on him.
At 11:45 p.m., officers were conducting a walk-through of the Cedar Creek Place public housing complex in the 1500 block of McKnight Street, according to police.
Officers saw a vehicle pull into the fire lane area that was driven by a person they knew to have a suspended or revoked driver’s license.
They walked up to the vehicle and noticed a pistol in the pocket of the front seat passenger, Devonte Gooden, 27, according to police.
A Glock 19X with a fully loaded 30-round magazine was recovered from his pocket, according to police.
Gooden was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and taken to the Knox County Jail.
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