3 teens charged with shooting, killing man in Aurora

Updated 8/29/2023 11:28 AM

Three boys have been charged with first-degree murder, accused of killing a man in Aurora.

A 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy, both of Aurora, and a 15-year-old boy from Montgomery are each charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery for the death of Edwin Varela-Santos.


The 16-year-old also is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon -- no firearm owner's identification.

On Aug. 20, Aurora police responded to the 1300 block of North Glen Circle. They found Varela-Santos, 19, in a crashed vehicle, suffering from gunshot wounds.

The boys were arrested Aug. 24, according to a news release from the police department.

The police department did not name the boys because they are juveniles.

Varela-Santos graduated from East Aurora High School, according to his obituary. He is survived by his parents and three brothers.

The investigation into the shooting continues, and police ask anyone with information to call the Investigations Division at (630) 256-5500. You can also call the Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000.

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