Aurora man fires gun to ring in New Year, seriously injures sleeping man: police
Miguel Reyes, 48, is accused of firing shots at midnight New Year’s Day and striking a man sleeping inside a nearby home in the abdomen, police said.
A west suburban Aurora man is in custody after allegedly firing celebratory gunshots New Year’s Day and seriously wounding a sleeping man in a nearby home.
Miguel, Reyes, 48, is charged with felony counts of reckless discharge and reckless conduct, according to Aurora police.
Officers responded shortly after midnight Jan. 1 to the 1600 block of Fredericksburg Lane for a call of a man shot in the abdomen while asleep in his home, police said. The man told police he saw a bullet hole in the wall, and he was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
Investigators discovered the shots were fired from the 2300 block of Grand Pointe Trail, less than half a mile away, and found more than 30 shell casings outside a home, police said. During a search of the home, they found a handgun in a car in the driveway.
The handgun belonged to Reyes, who told officers he fired multiple rounds at midnight, police said.