The Aurora Police Department is investigating a homicide after a man was shot and killed during a family dispute overnight.
Just after 1:40 a.m., Aurora's 911 Telecommunications Center received a call of a person shot inside a home in the 1800 block of West Illinois Avenue. Officers responded to the house and found a man in the basement suffering from a gunshot wound. Aurora Fire paramedics transported the man to an area hospital in critical condition. Unfortunately, the man was pronounced dead at the hospital despite lifesaving measures by paramedics and emergency room staff.
Detectives and Evidence Technicians from the Aurora Police Department's Bureau of Investigations responded to the scene and began investigating the specific circumstances of the incident. In addition, officers and detectives conducted a canvass of the neighborhood to collect potential information from neighbors to assist with the investigation.
During the course of the preliminary investigation, detectives determined that two family members were arguing when the suspect fired a gun, striking the victim.
The Kane County Coroner's Office responded to the hospital to take possession of the body and will schedule an autopsy in the coming days to determine the exact cause and manner of death.
Detectives are still investigating the circumstances of the shooting. If you have any information, video from video doorbells or security cameras, or any other information that can assist with the investigation, please get in touch with the Aurora Area Crime Stoppers.
How to contact Crime Stoppers:
- Call: (630) 892-1000
- Online: aurora-il.org/CrimeTip
- Mobile App: P3 Tips app on iOS or Android
The Aurora Area Crime Stoppers allows the community to report information and tips to investigators anonymously. Crime Stoppers also offers cash rewards up to $5,000 for people who provide information leading to the arrest of felony crime offenders and the capture of felony fugitives.