Suspect Arrested For Shots Fired In Ottumwa

On June 28, 2016 at 2:56 pm, the Ottumwa Police Department received a report of a shot fired in the 900 block of Center Avenue in Ottumwa. Upon officers arriving at the scene they were advised that a domestic disturbance had taken place at a residence located at 902 Center Avenue between a father and his step-son. The disturbance continued outside the residence. During the incident the step-son later identified as Ryan Lawrence Gillen, age 20 of 902 Center Avenue, fired one round from a handgun toward his step-father. Gillen then fled the area on foot. Officers were unable to locate Gillen at that time.

At 9:07 pm, a Wapello County Deputy Sheriff located a vehicle driven by Gillen in the 400 block of Hamilton Street. Gillen was taken into custody at that time and charged with Going Armed with Intent, Carry Weapons, Assault with Use of Firearms and Reckless Use of a Firearm.

Gillen is currently being held in the Wapello County Jail on $5000 bond.


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