Three Aurora men face charges after car chase, gun recovery

  • Christopher Cuahuizo

    Christopher Cuahuizo

  • Jason Nava-Hernandez

    Jason Nava-Hernandez

  • Alejandro Ramos

    Alejandro Ramos

Daily Herald staff report
Updated 4/30/2020 8:48 PM

Police arrested and charged three men Tuesday night and recovered an illegal gun after a car chase on the south side of Aurora.

Aurora residents Christopher Cuahuizo, 20, of the 700 block of Spring Street; Alejandro Ramos, 19, of the 200 block of South Lasalle Street; and Jason Nava-Hernandez, 18, of the 400 block of Bangs Street, were charged with multiple felonies, according to a news release.


After a caller told dispatchers that they were being followed by a vehicle after someone inside assaulted them and displayed a weapon, police officers responded just after 10:45 p.m. to the area of Hinman Street and Seventh Avenue.

The driver failed to stop for police, who pursued the vehicle, according to the release. During the pursuit, someone threw a firearm from the car along Fifth Street near Parker Avenue, police said.

The chased ended when the driver lost control in Oswego and crashed near the intersection of Route 34 and Douglas Road. No one was injured in the crash, according to the release.

Some of the suspects fled the vehicle but were quickly apprehended by officers, according to the release. Six people were taken into custody and the Kane County state's attorney's office authorized charges against Cuahuizo, Ramos and Nava-Hernandez.

Cuahuizo is charged with two felonies related to fleeing police, police said. Ramos and Nava-Hernandez are each charged with four felonies related to possession or use of a firearm and misdemeanor aggravated assault, according to the release.

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