Aurora Man Charged in Christmas Day Drive-By Shooting Incident

Aurora Man Charged in Christmas Day Drive-By Shooting Incident

An Aurora man faces multiple felony charges after a Christmas Day drive-by shooting incident that thankfully left no one hurt.

Michael Corral

According to a Kane County Sheriff’s Office news release, deputies responded at around 3 p.m. Friday (Dec. 25, 2020) to a report of shots fired from a vehicle at a person in the 1200 block of Fifth Street in Aurora Township. The victim was not struck by the gunfire.

Deputies were able to interview the victim and a relative and developed a suspect — identified as Michael Corral, 26, of the 1000 block of South Lincoln Avenue, Aurora — based on recent threats made to the victim’s relative. Deputies also recovered Ring doorbell footage that captured the shooting, including images of Corral and his vehicle.

Later that evening, deputies located the offending vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Evans Avenue in Aurora. Corral was taken into custody, and deputies and Sheriff’s Office detectives executed a search warrant at Corral’s residence, where additional evidence was recovered.

The 1200 block of Fifth Street in Aurora Township. (CREDIT: Google Maps)

The Kane County State Attorney’s Office authorized the following charges against Corral for the shooting:

  • Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm at a Person, a Class X felony.
  • Aggravated Assault – Discharge of a Firearm from a Vehicle, a Class 3 felony.
  • Possession of a Firearm with a Revoked FOID Card, a Class 3 felony.

Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain thanked his team for their efforts during the holiday weekend.

“I would like to credit the relentless work of our patrol and Investigations Divisions for solving this and several other violent crimes over the past few months and taking violent criminals off of the streets of Kane County,” he said in the news release.

Charges against Coleman are not proof of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff’s Office news release