A Joliet man who allegedly shot at a house in the 1300 block of Fairview Avenue was arrested on a slew of gun charges, Monday night, Joliet police said.
The shooting occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Cmdr. Al Roechner said. Police responding to calls about shots being fired recovered several shell casings from the scene, but the driver of the tan 1980s Oldsmobile Toronado identified as the suspect's vehicle was gone, he said.
At about 9:50 p.m. Monday, officers spotted a car fitting the description and pulled over driver Daireonte O. Lesley, 18, of 1413 Cornflower Drive, in the 1100 block of Charlesworth after he failed to signal when turning, Roechner said.
As the officers approached the car, they observed Lesley bend over and appear to put something beneath the passenger-side seat, which is where they recovered a 9mm Ruger pistol, he said. A check later determined the handgun had been reported stolen in Plainfield.
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When interviewed by police, Lesley admitted he did the drive-by shooting, Roechner said.
Lesley was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated discharge of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, illegal possession of ammunition without an FOID card and possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card.
Lesley is being held in the Will County jail. Records show he was arrested in June 2012 on a charge of armed robbery.