Man charged with attempted murder of teen boy in Aurora

Skyler Garcia, 18, is charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of possession of a gun without a FOID card.

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One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting Dec. 31 in Aurora.

A man is charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old boy June 27, 2019, in Aurora.

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A man has been charged with shooting a teenage boy during an argument last month in west suburban Aurora.

Skyler Garcia, 18, is charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of possession of a gun without a FOID card, all felonies, according to a statement from Aurora police.

Skyler Garcia

Skyler Garcia

Kane County sheriff’s office

The teen was hanging out with some friends about 9:20 p.m. June 27 in a driveway behind a home in the 500 block of Gates Street, police said. Garcia, who was not part of the group, walked up and fired multiple shots during what investigators called a “dispute.”

The teen was taken to a hospital and treated for a gunshot wound to his left shoulder, which was not life-threatening, police said. Garcia left the area but was later arrested in Montgomery.

He is being held at the Kane County Adult Justice Center on $2 million bail, according to the Kane County sheriff’s office. His next court date was set for July 18.

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