Aurora man guilty of attempted murder
An Aurora man was found guilty of attempted murder Thursday for his role in a gang-motivated shooting three years ago.
Armando Delgado, 20, of the 1000 block of Tollview Avenue, faces up to 50 years in prison for trying to shoot two men on Aurora's near east side on September 13, 2013.
According to prosecutors, Delgado and a co-defender, who was not identified in the news release, saw the two men in a car heading west on Bluff Street. Delgado and his cohort ran toward the victims' car shouting gang slogans and flashing gang signs.
The co-defendant waited behind the car while Delgado walked up to the passenger's side and held a 9 mm handgun to the passenger's head. The driver sped off before Delgado could fire.
Delgado then fired multiple times at the car, shooting out the passenger's window. Bullet fragments were later recovered from the dashboard and inside the trunk.
Delgado was taken in to custody about 3½ hours later when a car that he was a passenger in was stopped for a traffic violation. Officers found in Delgado's pocket a spent shell casing that matched shell casings found at the scene. Also, Delgado's clothing tested positive for gunshot residue.
"Mr. Delgado is an embarrassment to himself and a threat to the Aurora community," Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon said. "Because of his poor decisions, he now gets to spend the next couple of decades in prison where the safety of the citizens of Aurora won't be at risk,"
Delgado remains at the Kane County jail, where he had been held since his arrest. On Aug. 30 a judge will sentence him to between 26 and 50 years in prison.