Aurora man, 64, fatally shot; $5K reward offered for info leading to arrest

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Monday, November 7, 2016

AURORA, Ill. (WLS) -- A 64-year-old Aurora man was shot and killed Sunday morning, police said.

Police responded to a home in the 800-block of Iowa Avenue at about 12:35 a.m. and found a man, identified by police as Samuel Smith Jr., suffering from a gunshot wound. Smith was transported Presence Mercy Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Smith's girlfriend was inside the home at the time and was asleep on the second floor, police said. She and one other person both told police they heard more than one gunshot being fired.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Aurora Police Investigators at 630-256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000. Callers to crime stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

An autopsy on Smith is scheduled for Monday at the Kane County Coroner's Office in Geneva.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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