Aurora man facing drug charge after accidental fatal shooting
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A man is facing a drug charge after his 25-year-old friend was fatally shot, possibly by accident, early Saturday after a night of binge drinking and doing cocaine in west suburban Aurora.
Angel G. Reyna, of the 400 block of North View Street in Aurora, was found at 7:12 a.m. with a single gunshot wound inside a home in the 1300 block of Monomoy Street, according to Aurora police.
Reyna was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:56 a.m., a statement from police said. An autopsy ruled out suicide as cause of death.
Reyna was drinking and ingesting cocaine with his friend, 25-year-old Adolfo Ramirez, from late Friday into early Saturday inside Ramirez’s apartment, police said.
When the shooting happened in the kitchen, Reyna and Ramirez were the only two people in the room, police said. A 19-year-old man was also in the home, but he was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom at the time.
Ramirez was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, police said. He posted 10 percent of a $3,000 bond Monday morning and was released from jail.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting, which may have been accidental, are still under investigation, police said. Additional charges are possible.