1 Dead After Shooting, High-Speed Chase, Car Crash in Aurora

1 Dead After Shooting, High-Speed Chase, Car Crash in Aurora

The Aurora Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation following a shooting, high-speed chase and car crash early Thursday morning.

According to an Aurora Police Department news release, at around 1 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019, 37-year-old Nestor R. Herrera was shot multiple times while standing outside a residence in the 0-100 block of South West Street on Aurora’s East Side.

Witnesses described a vehicle seen leaving that address at a high rate of speed, and about an hour later, Aurora police patrol officers located a vehicle matching that description.

Police began an investigative traffic stop, and the vehicle drove off, leading police on a car chase that ended in the area of U.S. Route 34 and Hill Avenue, where the vehicle crashed.

Police said “several subjects were taken into custody related to that crash and are presently being held as part of both the car chase and the homicide.”

Herrera, who lived a few blocks away from the shooting scene in the 400 block of Clark Street, was rushed to a nearby hospital for multiple gunshot wounds. He later died during surgery.

Police said the case remains under investigation, and more information will be forthcoming.

SOURCE: Aurora Police Department news release