Man Shot in Kewanee in February Charged with Battery and Trespassing


The Kewanee man shot twice in the 200 block of East 6th Street on February 26, 2023, has been charged with battery and trespassing.  Darryl Johnson, 37, is charged with Battery (Class A Misdemeanor) and Criminal Trespass to Real Property (Class B Misdemeanor) for allegedly striking the homeowner and refusing to leave the after the homeowner told them to leave multiple times.

On February 26th, an associate of the homeowner arrived at the residence after having an issue with three individuals that he has an ongoing feud with. According to the Kewanee Police, the three individuals, one was Darryl Johnson, followed him to the residence on East 6th Street where verbal threats were exchanged.  The resident was at home with his wife and four children when the incident occurred. The resident told all three people to leave his property multiple times and that children were inside the house. During the altercation, the associate of the homeowner ran inside the residence.  Johnson and another subject approached the homeowner at his front door. Johnson struck the homeowner in the face and the homeowner discharged his gun two times striking Johnson in the shoulder and hip, according to the Kewanee Police Department.  Johnson and his associates then left the scene and Johnson was driven to OSF St. Luke by one of his associates that was at the scene. The homeowner then contacted the Kewanee Police Department.  Statements were taken from witnesses and all involved parties. The Kewanee Police Department also obtained surveillance footage from a neighbor that captured the entirety of the incident.

The homeowner has a valid FOID card and concealed carry license through Illinois and was in possession of a legally owned handgun at the time of this incident. A Class A Misdemeanor Battery charge carries a potential sentence of 364 days in the Henry County jail and a fine of up to $2,500.

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