Arrest made after July 4th gun incident in Ottawa

Reynaldo Diaz Jr. – Photo LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office

OTTAWA – A man from Chicago was arrested after an incident involving a gun on the 4th of July in Ottawa.  The Ottawa Police Department say they received a call around 10:15 PM from a motorist crossing the northbound Veterans Memorial Bridge, stating that another driver had allegedly cut them off in traffic then pulled what appeared to be a handgun and pointed it at them.  Authorities quickly located the vehicle and took 22-year-0ld Reynaldo Diaz Jr. into custody.  A firearm and ammunition were reportedly recovered from the vehicle.  Diaz was charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and taken to the LaSalle County Jail.