Attempted murder charges filed in Pouley Road incident

By on June 11, 2009

ELBURN—An Aurora man was charged with attempted murder at his home after police discovered a male near Elburn who had been shot multiple times.

On May 29 at approximately 2:20 a.m., the Kane County Sheriff’s Department and local police responded to the area of Keslinger Road and Pouley Road east of Elburn for a report of an injured subject in the roadway. It was discovered that the subject, a 22-year-old male Hispanic from California, had been shot multiple times. He was transported form the scene by the Town and Country Fire Department ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. The victim has subsequently been released from the hospital.

Investigators from the Kane County Sheriff’s Department Investigation Division looked into the incident and identified Manuel Ramirez as the suspect.

Ramirez was located and taken into custody near his residence in the 1100 block of Sullivan Road in Aurora June 2. Detectives then executed a search warrant at his residence. During the search, detectives located a 9mm handgun and 1,814 grams of suspected cannabis.

On June 4, Ramirez was charged by the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, armed violence and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.

Ramirez is being held at the Kane County Correctional Center awaiting a bond hearing.

The charges against Ramirez are not a proof of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.