APD Seeks Armed Man Who Eluded Capture in Sunday-Night Standoff

APD Seeks Armed Man Who Eluded Capture in Sunday-Night Standoff

The 1600 block of Maple Park Lane. (CREDIT: Google Maps)

The Aurora Police Department is seeking the public’s help locating an armed man who was seen entering an Aurora home Sunday (Feb. 2, 2020) but was able to elude capture.

According to an APD news release, officers initially responded at around 9:30 a.m. Sunday to reports of a shot fired in the area 1600 block of Maple Park Lane in the city’s Hometown Neighborhood.

(CREDIT: Google Maps)

When they arrived, officers spotted a known subject wanted on an arrest warrant, with a gun, running into a home. Officers attempted to make contact, but the man ran into a nearby home through the back door.

The Aurora Police Department’s Special Response Team and Drone Team were activated, and officers attempted to make contact with the suspect via announcements using loudspeakers, but the suspect refused to come out of the home, police said.

A woman came out of the home, but officers believed the male suspect was still inside.

Out of an abundance of caution, officers evacuated residents from homes nearby and asked other residents to stay inside their homes throughout the duration of the incident.

A short time later, a Kane County search warrant was authorized for the home and the subject inside.

After a number of announcements were made, the Special Response Team made entry into the home and found no one inside. The home was cleared, and investigators from the department’s Special Operations Group completed a search of the home for potential contraband.

Detectives are still investigating the circumstances of the incident.

Anyone with any potential information about what happened is asked to call Aurora Police’s Investigations Division at 630-256-5500 or call Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000, where you can remain anonymous.

SOURCE: Aurora Police Department news release