Police: Aurora man shot at SUV after crash

By Katie Smith
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 10/3/2017 8:18 PM

A 53-year-old Uber and Lyft driver faces felony charges after police say he collided with an SUV Monday, then fired several shots at the vehicle.

Ray Buckner, of the 700 block of East Benton Street, Aurora, is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and reckless discharge of a firearm after shooting at a car while picking up fares about 7:20 p.m., police said.

Buckner was driving his 2017 Chrysler 200 north on East Avenue when he collided with a westbound 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, which then crashed into a telephone pole, according to a post on the Aurora Police Department's Facebook page Tuesday.

When the driver of the Trailblazer, a 35-year-old Aurora woman, backed up to move her car off the road, her passenger, a 39-year-old woman, screamed that Buckner had a gun, according to the post.

The woman told police she sped from the crash southbound on East Avenue because she feared for her safety, according to the post.

No injuries were reported.

Police tracked the woman by her license plate, which had fallen off during the crash. Officers also followed a trail of fluid to her passenger's home in the 600 block of Spring Street, Aurora, police said.

The driver of the Trailblazer was cited for running a stop sign and driving with a revoked license, police said.

Buckner posted $400 bail Tuesday and was released from the Kane County jail. His next court date is scheduled for October 27.


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