APD Pursuit Leads To Charges For Gun Possession By Gang Members

APD Pursuit Leads To Charges For Gun Possession By Gang Members

The intersection of Hinman and 7th Avenue. (CREDIT: Google Maps)

Aurora police have arrested and charged three people and recovered an illegal gun after a pursuit on the city’s south side Tuesday evening.

(CREDIT: Google Maps)

Just after 10:45 p.m. Tuesday (April 28, 2020), Aurora police officers responded to the area of Hinman Street and 7th Avenue for a report of a suspicious vehicle with multiple people inside. The caller told dispatchers the vehicle was following them after someone inside displayed a gun and assaulted them.

When officers arrived in the area, they spotted the vehicle and attempted to perform a traffic stop.

Officers activated their emergency lights and siren, but the vehicle did not stop. Officers continued to pursue the vehicle through the south side of the city. During the pursuit, officers noticed a firearm was tossed out of the window of the vehicle along Fifth Street near Parker Avenue.

Officers continued to pursue the vehicle into Oswego, where the driver lost control and crashed near the intersection of Route 34 and Douglas Road. Some of the suspects ran from the vehicle, but were apprehended by officers.

No one was injured during the crash.

Six subjects were taken into custody and interviewed by investigators. The incident was presented to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office, which authorized the following charges against three occupants of the vehicle.

Christopher Cuahuizo

Christopher Cuahuizo, 20, of the 700 block of Spring Street in Aurora was charged with:

  • One Class 4 felony of Aggravated Fleeing a Police Officer Exceeding 21 MPH Over Limit.
  • One Class 4 felony of Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding of Police Officer – Disobeyed Two or More Traffic Control Devices.

Alejandro Ramos

Alejandro Ramos, 19, of the 200 block of 200 South Lasalle Street in Aurora was charged with:

  • One Class 2 felony of Possession of Firearm by Street Gang Member on Land.
  • One Class 2 felony of Possession of Firearm of Street Gang Member in Vehicle.
  • One Class 3 felony of Possess Firearm without FOID Card (Not Eligible for FOID Card).
  • One Class 4 felony of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon by Delinquent Minor.
  • One Class A misdemeanor of Aggravated Assault.

Jason Nava-Hernandez

Jason Nava-Hernandez, 18, of the 400 block of Bangs Street in Aurora was charged with:

  • One Class 2 felony of Possession of Firearm of Street Gang Member in Vehicle.
  • One Class 2 felony of Possession of Firearm by Street Gang Member on Land.
  • One Class 3 felony of Possess Firearm without FOID Card (Not Eligible for FOID Card).
  • One Class 4 felony of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon by Delinquent Minor.
  • One Class A misdemeanor of Aggravated Assault.

Charges are not proof of guilt. The defendants listed in this release 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