Three arrested following Aurora shooting
By Erika Wurst firstname.lastname@example.org April 16, 2013 3:08PM
Updated: May 18, 2013 6:42AM
A 19-year-old man and two boys, all of Aurora, are facing charges following the attempted murder of a 16-year-old boy Monday afternoon. Police said the shooting is believed to be gang-related.
Korleone Darby, 19, of the 400 block of Grant Place, has been charged with attempted murder following the shooting, which took place around 5 p.m. in the 600 block of Woodlawn Avenue, police said. The boys, ages 14 and 15, were charged with aggravated battery with a firearm.
According to Aurora police investigators, the three teens were riding their bikes when they came across the victim near his home. Police said the parties exchanged words, and then the 15-year-old suspect pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots, three of which struck the victim in his legs. The victim was taken to an Aurora hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Police said Darby fled the scene on his bike, while the two juveniles fled on foot, leaving their bicycles behind. Darby was found near River Street and Prairie Street, where he was taken into custody. Police said he was in possession of the weapon. The juveniles were found at Second Street and River Street within minutes of the shooting, police said.
Darby’s bond was set at $1 million. The 14 and 15-year- old suspects are being held at the Kane County Juvenile Center, police said.