Aurora Police Recover Illegal Guns, Charge 3 Known Gang Members

Aurora Police Recover Illegal Guns, Charge 3 Known Gang Members

Aurora police have recovered three illegal firearms and arrested three known gang members on multiple felonies after receiving a tip of gang activity on Aurora’s east side Tuesday evening.

Investigators from Aurora Police’s Special Operations Group received information that there were multiple illegal guns at a gathering in the 400 block of Melrose Avenue. They responded to the area to begin investigating.

As officers approached the gathering, multiple people started running and two suspects were seen throwing handguns as they ran from officers. With assistance from officers from Aurora Police’s Patrol Division and Community Orientated Policing Unit, multiple people were taken into custody.

During a search of the subjects, officers found a gun that slid down the pants leg of another suspect. In all, three illegal guns were recovered during the investigation.

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the details of the incident and the following charges were authorized against the following three subjects:

Leotray Davis, 23, of the 900 block of Lafayette Street in Aurora

  • One Class 2 felony count of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon
  • One Class 2 felony count of Possession of Firearm Street Gang Member
  • One Class 3 felony count of Possess Firearm without FOID Card/Not Eligible
  • One Class A misdemeanor count of Resisting or Obstructing a Police Officer

Wesley Harmon, 23, of the 1500 block of Burton Court in Aurora

  • One Class 2 felony count of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon
  • One Class 2 felony count of Possession of Firearm Street Gang Member
  • One Class 3 felony count of Possession of Firearm while FOID Card Revoked
  • One Class 3 felony count of Possess Firearm with Defaced Serial Number

16-year-old male juvenile from Aurora

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Street Gang Member,
  • Possession of Firearm without FOID/Not Eligible
  • Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon by Person Under 21
  • Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon by Adjudicated Delinquent
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Aggravated Assault

Aurora police’s Special Operation Group investigates gang, narcotics, firearm, and vice-related criminal activity in the city. SOG investigators patrol neighborhoods known for drug and gang-related crimes and conduct criminal investigations to reduce violent crimes in the city.

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