Kane County man charged in Aurora disturbance, shooting

A 69-year-old suburban man was arrested and charged in connection to a disturbance and shooting that occurred on Saturday, police said.

Around 8:43 a.m., Aurora police responded to the intersection of Benton Street and River Street for a report of a disturbance which led to a gun being fired.

When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a 27-year-old Aurora man who had sustained an injury to his arm. He was taken to an area hospital, treated and released.


The offender – later identified as Billy Cox Sr. – had fled the scene before officers arrived, police said. He was eventually taken into custody at his home in Sugar Grove.

Billy Cox Sr. | Aurora Police Department

Cox Sr. has been charged with the following offenses:

  • Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm (class 1 felony)
  • 2 counts of Aggravated Battery - public way (class 3 felony)
  • 2 counts of Aggravated Battery - deadly weapon (class 3 felony)
  • No Firearm Owner Identification Card (class 3 felony)
  • 2 counts of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (class 4 felony)
  • Aggravated Assault (class 4 felony)

Police believe this incident was isolated, with the victim being targeted by Cox Sr.

The investigation is ongoing.