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Keokuk man arrested after report of shots fired

Police on scene investigating. (Photo by: Chris Mills)
Samuel McCoy (left) Riely Jensen (right)

KEOKUK (WGEM) -- A Keokuk man was arrested for Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon on Tuesday, according to the Keokuk Police Department.

KPD said just after 9:30 a.m. officers responded to a shots fired report in the 1100 block of Exchange Street. They said a caller reported the shooter was a black man who put the gun under the porch outside of a house. Meanwhile, the caller said that man was inside 1111 Exchange Street.

Police said they went to 1117 Exchange Street and found several bullet holes in the house there.

Officers then went to 1111 Exchange Street. They found Samuel McCoy, 21, and Riely Jensen, 19, both of Keokuk. KPD said when officers went to talk to McCoy, he ran.

Keokuk Police said officers arrested Jensen on an unrelated warrant for Assault Causing Bodily Injury. He was taken to the Lee County Correctional Center, but had been released as of Tuesday evening.

While on scene, officers said they found the gun under the porch.

Just after 10:00 a.m., Lee County Sheriff's personnel went to Hartrick's on Johnson Street after a report of a man there matching McCoy's description.

McCoy tried to run from officers again, but was taken into custody in the 800 block of Main Street south alley.

McCoy was arrested for Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, a Class C Felony. KPD said he was also held at the Lee County Correctional Center.

KPD said the Keokuk Fire Department, Lee County Sherriff's Office, and the Lee County Attorney's Office Assisted the Keokuk Police Department with the investigation.

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