Two People Shot and Killed in Aurora, Illinois in Separate Incidents

A 22-year-old Aurora male about 7:35 p.m. was shot multiple times in the bathroom of an Aurora restaurant in the 800 block of North Lake Street. The male shooting victim was transported to an Aurora hospital where he was pronounced dead. Two men, who were not immediately identified, were seen fleeing the scene, and were last seen running east.

Next, a 22-year-old female was shot and killed about 8:25 p.m. Monday during a domestic argument in the 500 block of Charles Street. The female shooting victim was arguing with a 45-year-old man outside a home on Charles Street when he shot her in the abdomen. The victim was transported to an Aurora hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The first shooting is under investigation by the Aurora police. Citizens with information are urged to call the Aurora Police at (630) 256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000. Callers to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and qualify for a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to any arrests.

Cardinal Note: Police incidents related to the above police agency are not reported in real time or within a prompt time period. Police protecting their realm of investigation and police activity by using proprietary secret police radios to withhold their police communications, which were previously open to the public and news media via monitoring of public safety scanning radios — with no known negative results locally.

The delayed knowledge or entirely blacked out knowledge resulting from encrypted police communications may protect certain police operations and investigations, but it also puts the public at risk in situations such as when armed and dangerous offenders are at large and when other similar situations occur, such as when desperate offenders of property crimes are eluding police. In other cases, the delayed or blacked out information inhibits or prohibits the possibility of the public providing early witness accounts before a criminal trail goes cold. Citizens are much more likely to recognize or recall suspicious or criminal activity if they are aware of the criminal incident within minutes or hours of its occurrence. The most serious incident involving dire results would be a trail that is allowed to go cold in the case of child abduction.

The lack of real time information from public police dispatch also weakens an effective neighborhood watch program mostly working to prevent property loss, but also working to prevent possible violent crimes.

Police have alternate ways to transmit tactical, operational or investigative information, while still keeping their main public dispatch channels open for the best balance of public safety and police safety.


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