Man Convicted of Shooting Aurora Man, Girl

Dontae J. Torres faces a maximum sentence of 105 years

By Christy Dimond
|  Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011  |  Updated 10:57 AM CDT
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Dontae J. Torres, 21, of North Aurora, was convicted of attempted murder in the shooting of an Aurora man and an 11-year-old girl in 2009.

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A North Aurora man was convicted of attempted murder for the 2009 shooting of a man and an 11-year-old girl.

Dontae J. Torres, 21, was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, each a Class X felony, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Before the shooting, one of the victims told Torres to stop certain gang activities in the neighborhood, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. Torres allegedly refused and showed a handgun to the victim. 

About two weeks later on July 29, witnesses reported that Torres approached an Aurora home in the 800 block of Gillette Avenue and fired at least eight shots from a handgun.  

Circuit Judge M. Karen Simpson ruled that Torres personally fired the shots that injured the male victim and caused serious bodily harm to the 11-year-old girl.

Torres' sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 1. He faces a maximum sentence of 105 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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