LPD: Man arrested with loaded handgun in south Lincoln

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Thursday, just before 9 pm, officers arrived at the area of Sheridan Blvd and S 27th Street on a report of gunshots.

Witnesses claimed they heard gunfire and saw a man yelling and walking away.

Police found 37-year-old Kenyon Watson, who matched witness descriptions, in the area.

Watson began yelling at the officers as they approached. Lincoln Police says they asked him to put his hands up, but he refused and kept walking away.

An officer saw Watson with his hand in the front of his pants, which he refused to remove.

More Lincoln Police officers arrived on scene to help take Watson into custody, but he resisted. After a short struggle, officers successfully placed him under arrest.

A loaded 9 mm handgun was found in the front on his sweatpants, where officers saw his hand. The gun had an extended magazine with several rounds missing.

After canvassing the area, Lincoln Police found several shell cases and unspent rounds of ammunition that matched the kind in the handgun.

Initially, Watson refused to give his name, so officers used a fingerprinting system to identify him. It was then that they learned Watson had a previous felony conviction that prevented him from owning a firearm.

Watson was arrested on several weapons charges.

No injuries or damaged property was reported.

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