An Aurora man remains behind bars this morning (Monday, March 18, 2019) after a neighbor dispute ends with another man shot.
According to an Aurora Police Department news release, Abelardo Ramos, 26, of Aurora was arrested for Aggravated Battery with a Firearm after he approached his next-door neighbor over alleged inappropriate comments made toward Ramos’ girlfriend.
According to reports, Christian Aguilera, 23, of Rolling Meadows, arrived at a home in the 100 block of South Lincoln Avenue and made a disparaging remark to about Ramos’ girlfriend, who informed Ramos of this insult.
Ramos reportedly confronted Aguilera while brandishing a pistol, at which time a fight ensued. During the struggle, Aguilera was shot twice in the leg, police said.
At 10:38 p.m. Sunday, March 17, Aurora police and paramedics were called and responded to the scene. An HK 9mm pistol was recovered, and Ramos was taken into custody. He was charged with two counts of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm (Class X Felony).
Aguilera was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released for non-life-threatening wounds.
Ramos held a valid FOID card and a Concealed Carry Permit. As part of the investigation, Aurora Police have submitted a Clear and Present Danger report to the Illinois State Police with a request that both be revoked.
At this time, Ramos remains in custody at the Kane County Jail awaiting bond.
Charges are not proof of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to fair trials at which it is the burden of the state to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
SOURCE: Aurora Police Department news release
Clear And Present Danger Report