Aurora Man Charged With Attempted 1st-Degree Murder

Aurora Man Charged With Attempted 1st-Degree Murder

Aurora police have arrested and charged a man with multiple felonies including attempted murder after an Aurora man was shot in the head Saturday on the city’s near east side.

Detrick L. Walton

According to an Aurora Police Department news release, patrol officers were dispatched at around 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, to the 1000 block of E. Benton Street for a subject who had been shot.

Upon arrival, officers located a 55-year-old Aurora man with a gunshot wound to his head. The victim was transported to an area hospital and after treatment, is in stable condition and expected to survive.

Detectives from the Aurora Police Department’s Bureau of Investigations were able to determine that the victim got into a verbal argument with a subject who was inside a vehicle. At that time, the subject fired a handgun at the victim, striking him in the head.

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Detectives were able to identify the gunman as 43-year-old Detrick L. Walton of Aurora.

Walton was taken into custody Saturday night by investigators from the Aurora Police Department’s Special Operations Group.

The case was presented to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office who authorized the following charges:

  • Attempted First Degree Murder, a Class X felony
  • Armed Violence, a Class X felony
  • Aggravated Battery With a Firearm, a Class X felony
  • Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, a Class 2 felony
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, a Class 3 felony
  • Two counts of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, a Class 4 felony
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class 4 felony

Walton 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