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updated: 3/12/2012 7:18 PM

Aurora man charged with attempted murder after weekend shooting

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A 21-year-old Aurora man is being held in lieu of $1.2 million bail after a weekend shooting inside an Aurora-area townhouse, according to police.

Donnie Williams of the 500 block of Farnsworth Avenue is accused of shooting a 21-year-old man about 3 a.m. Saturday after an altercation at a party, police said.

The victim was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center Aurora with nonlife-threatening injuries but was later flown to Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he remained as of Monday.

When police arrived at the townhouse on the 500 block of South Sumner Avenue in unincorporated Aurora Township, they originally thought a second person was shot. That person was transported to Copley Hospital, but police later learned he was not injured.

Williams was at a party at the townhouse earlier in the night and left after an altercation, said Kane County sheriff's Lt. Pat Gengler. Williams returned later in the night, broke into the residence and shot the victim, Gengler said.

Sheriff's deputies located Williams at a residence in Montgomery on Saturday.

Williams was charged with three counts of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, home invasion and home invasion while discharging a firearm.

He appeared in court Monday, where a judge set bail at $1.2 million.

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