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posted: 10/18/2013 5:13 PM

Montgomery man faces charges in Aurora drive-by shooting

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  • Thomas LaChance

    Thomas LaChance

  • Brian McDonald

    Brian McDonald

Daily Herald report

A 24-year-old Montgomery man faces charges of reckless discharge of a firearm in connection with an early morning drive-by shooting Thursday on Aurora's near east side, authorities said Friday.

Thomas LaChance of the 200 block of Fernwood Road also was charged with not having a Firearm Owners Identification card.

Aurora police said two officers were talking to two men on an unrelated matter just before 2 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Galena Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue when they heard two gunshots fired from about a block away at West Park Place and New York Street. They said they saw the driver of a silver SUV fleeing the area.

The officers pursued the vehicle and stopped it at South Fourth Street and Downer Place, where they ordered two men out of the vehicle at gunpoint.

Police said they found a gun on the first block of South Fourth and two shell casings on the first block of West Park Place.

The driver of the SUV, Brian McDonald, 20, also of the Fernwood address, was charged with several traffic offenses. He also was found to be wanted on a Kendall County Sheriff's warrant for failing to report an injury accident.

LaChance posted bond Friday morning at the Aurora police lockup and was released with a pending court date. McDonald was transferred to the Kendall County sheriff's office.

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