Montgomery man charged in Aurora drive-by shooting
By Erika Wurst firstname.lastname@example.org October 18, 2013 5:38PM
Thomas LaChance | Courtesy of Aurora Police Department
Updated: November 23, 2013 6:08AM
A 24-year-old Montgomery man is facing a felony weapons charge after he was allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting early Thursday morning.
Two Aurora police officers were responding to an unrelated incident on Aurora’s East Side around 2 a.m. when they heard two shots ring out from a block away.
Police saw a silver SUV flee the scene near West Park Place and New York Street, and were able to pursue the suspects.
Officers stopped the SUV near South Fourth Street and Downer Place, and ordered the SUV’s two occupants out at gunpoint. Several backup officers arrived on the scene, and were able to locate a gun near where the SUV was stopped. Two shell casings were also found in the 0-99 block of West Park Place, where police believe the shooting occurred.
Thomas LaChance, 200 block of Fernwood Road, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and having no firearm owner’s identification card.
The driver of the SUV, Brian McDonald, 20, also of the Fernwood address, was charged with several traffic offenses. He was also found to be wanted on a Kendall County Sheriff’s warrant for failing to report an injury accident.
LaChance posted bond Friday morning and was released with a pending court date. McDonald was transferred to the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office.