Man charged with Wednesday shooting in Aurora

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Gabriel Guerrero | Aurora police

A 22-year-old west suburban man was charged with firing his gun multiple times during an argument and subsequent chase Wednesday afternoon in Aurora.

Gabriel Guerrero of the 800 block of Gates Street in Aurora was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a member of a street gang, and unlawful use of a weapon, according to Aurora police. He was ordered held on a $100,000 bond.

About 12:15 p.m., Guerrero and two other men were driven by a woman to the home of two people he was in a dispute with in the 500 block of South Elmwood Drive, a statement from police said. When Guerrero approached the home, a woman inside called their father for help; and another person came out and got into a fight with Guerrero in the front yard, police said.

According to police, the woman’s 46-year-old father arrived in his vehicle soon after the fight started, and Guerrero pulled out a handgun. Police said Guerrero fired a shot toward the father while he was still in his vehicle.

Guerrero then drove off in the SUV and was chased by the father in his vehicle, police said. Guerrero fired several more times at the man during the chase. Police said the father’s vehicle was struck once by gunfire in the 500 block of Binder Street, which disabled the vehicle and ended the chase. Police said the man was not injured.

Police said the woman drove Guerrero to his home and then the four took a cab to a hospital to get treatment for injuries one of the men received during the earlier argument.

Guerrero was taken into custody when three of them returned to his home at 5:15 p.m. One of them men with Guerrero at the time of the shooting was not found, police said. The other two were released without charges.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and they have not ruled out the possibility of more charges.


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