Police have arrested a Rockford man for allegedly illegally possessing a gun and on drug charges.
According to police, officers were called to a home in the 1600 block of Ridge Ave. so they could standby while someone retrieved their belongings from inside.
Police say while officers were on the scene, one of the residents, Willie Key, 64, came home. Officers say Key had a hand gun and attempted to shoot it when he arrived.
Officers were able to recover the weapon from Key and take him into custody. While at the Winnebago County Jail, police discovered that Key was in possession of heroin.
Key is being charged with: Armed Violence, Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons, Possession of Heroin, No Firearms Owner’s Identification, and Resisting Arrest.