Aurora man who fired gun into home during gang dispute gets 7 years in prison

  • Daniel Gaytan has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

    Daniel Gaytan has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Updated 7/25/2019 10:26 AM

A 21-year-old Aurora man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after admitting to firing a gun into a home in October 2018.

Daniel Gaytan, of the 400 block of Linden Avenue, also must pay $1,000 restitution after pleading guilty to aggravated discharge of a firearm from the case on Aurora's near southeast side, according to Kane County court records.


No one was injured in the case, which police said was gang-related and occurred at 2:40 a.m. Oct. 13 near the areas of South Fourth Street and Marion Avenue.

Gaytan and another man, Erik M. Arias, 19, were accused of firing shots into a home and then running back to Arias' home on the 600 block of South Fourth Street.

The two were arrested after police surrounded the house; authorities also seized three guns from inside the home during the arrest.

Gaytan faced a punishment ranging from four to 15 years in prison on the aggravated discharge offense; he gets credit for 280 days served at the Kane County jail while the case was pending, according to court records.

Judge John Barsanti accepted the plea agreement last week in which prosecutors dismissed the most severe charge of armed violence, a felony punishable by six to 30 years in prison with no chance of probation.

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Arias also is charged with possession of a firearm by a gang member and armed violence, records show.

He is being held at the Kane County jail on $750,000 bail, meaning he must post $75,000 to be released while the case is pending.

Arias is next due in court on Aug. 23.

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