2 charged in Aurora shooting that led to chase

Jose Soto is accused of firing shots and wounding a 16-year-old boy while Diego Rubio allegedly refused to stop when police tried to pull over his vehicle.

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A man died after being struck by a vehicle April 15, 2021, in Roseland.

A teen was shot Feb. 18, 2020, in the 600 block of Second Avenue in Aurora.

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Two 18-year-old men are facing charges in connection with a shooting that wounded a teen boy and led to a brief police chase Tuesday in west suburban Aurora. 

Jose Soto is charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, one count of armed violence, three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and one count of manufacturing or delivering cannabis, Aurora police said in a statement.

Diego Rubio was charged with one count of aggravated fleeing of a peace officer, police said. All charges are felonies. 

Officers were called about 4:15 p.m. to the 600 block of Second Avenue and found a 16-year-old boy with gunshot wounds, police said. He was taken to a hospital in serious condition. 

Jose Soto and Diego Rubio are charged in connection with a shooting in Aurora

Jose Soto and Diego Rubio

Aurora police

Officers tried to pull over a vehicle that was believed to be involved in the shooting, but the driver refused to stop, police said.

After a brief chase, the vehicle stopped near Summerhill and Jericho where Soto and Rubio were taken into custody, police said. Officers allegedly recovered a gun inside of the vehicle.  

Soto is being held at the Kane County Jail on $300,000 bail and is set to appear in court Feb. 27, according to county records. Rubio is in custody at the same jail on $50,000 bail and his next court appearance was scheduled for Feb. 26.

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