Police arrest Aurora man in fatal Saturday shooting

  • Anthony C. Medina

    Anthony C. Medina

Updated 6/12/2017 5:13 PM

A 24-year-old Aurora man has been charged in a fatal shooting of a 34-year-old man early Saturday morning on Aurora's near east side.

Anthony C. Medina, of the 1100 block of Gates Street, faces two counts of first-degree murder in the death of Rodolfo Rocha Jr. of Aurora, according to Aurora police and Kane County court records.


Police responded about 12:35 a.m. Saturday to a shooting in front of a home on the 1100 block of Grove Street. Officers found Rocha shot several times, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Rocha had been standing with a group of friends when two men, one of them identified as Medina, walked up, pulled out handguns and opened fire, police said.

Medina, who matched a suspect description, was arrested about 1:55 a.m. Saturday while walking on the 400 block of North Farnsworth Avenue, police said.

Aurora police are asking people with information to call investigations at (630) 256-5500 or Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000.

Tips also may be submitted through the police department's free app on iTunes, Android Market, or Amazon App store. Search for "My Police Department, find "Aurora Police," and download.

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Medina is expected to be taken to the Kane County jail Tuesday, and his bail has been set at $3 million, meaning he must post $300,000 to be released while the charges are pending.

He is next due in court June 23 and faces between 45 and 85 years in prison if convicted of first-degree murder and a jury determines he fired the fatal shots.

Medina's only other previous criminal offense in Kane County was a local ordinance violation in October 2007 for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, records show.

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