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Two men detained in restaurant murder

Updated: February 17, 2014 8:37AM



AURORA — Aurora police are questioning two Joliet men in connection with the shooting death of a 20-year-old Aurora man that occurred inside a restaurant on the city’s West Side Monday night.

The two men, ages 18 and 19, are considered suspects in the death of Arin Williams, 20, of the 1800 block of Carnation Court, police said.

Williams was shot to death at around 7:35 p.m. inside La Torta Carniceria y Taqueria, located in the 800 block of North Lake Street, after he and two other men entered a bathroom and began to fight. Williams was shot once in the head during that altercation. The two other men then ran eastbound from the scene. Williams was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Presence-Mercy Medical Center, police said.

Police believe the murder is narcotics-related, Aurora spokesman Dan Ferrelli said Wednesday.

The two suspects were taken into custody without incident at around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in Cicero. They have yet to be formally charged in the case.

Police are also continuing to hold a 45-year-old Aurora man in connection with the shooting death of a 22-year-old woman in an alleged domestic dispute at about 8:25 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Charles Street, also on the city’s West Side.

Rachel Taylor, 22, of the 1000 block of Garfield Avenue, Aurora, was apparently arguing with the suspect outside of a home in that block when she was shot multiple times in the abdomen. She was taken to an Aurora hospital by paramedics and pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The man has not yet been charged in the case, police said.



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