A 46-year-old man has been charged with multiple felonies after he fired shots at an Aurora police squad car Thursday evening.
According to an Aurora Police Department news release, officers responded shortly after 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, to reports of shots fired in the area of Claim Street and High Street.
Police said an Aurora officer, in a fully marked squad car, was patrolling the area after the reports of shots fired. While in the area a suspect later identified as Adres Ramirez fired shots at the squad car. Gunfire also struck a nearby home and another vehicle parked on the street.
Detectives reviewed the squad’s in-car camera system and nearby surveillance cameras and confirmed Ramirez was, in fact, shooting at the squad car
Ramirez was charged with:
- Aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class X felony
- Armed violence, a Class X Felony
- Aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony
- Possession of a firearm while on parole, a Class 2 felony
- Criminal damage to property, a Class 4 Felony
Charges are not proof of guilt. Ramirez is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial, at which it is the burden of the State to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
SOURCE: Aurora Police Department news release