Aurora police are asking the public for help locating a 24-year-old man charged with killing a man Sept. 4 outside a girl’s third birthday party in the city.
Efrain Salgado, whose last known address is in the 500 block of Aurora’s Oakwood Avenue, is wanted for first-degree murder in the shooting death of Andres Ochoa, 31, of the 900 block of Solfisburg Avenue, police announced Tuesday.
Police responded to a shooting at 10:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in the 600 block of High Street and found Ochoa unconscious and apparently struck by gunfire, according to an Aurora Police Department news release. Paramedics took Ochoa to Presence Mercy Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
During their investigation, police learned that both Ochoa and Salgado had been at a family gathering when a disturbance broke out, according to the news release. Sometime during that disturbance, Salgado fired a shot at Ochoa, striking him in his upper body, according to police.
The day after the shooting, police secured the murder charge through the Kane County state’s attorney’s office and a sealed arrest warrant was issued for Salgado, according to police. Police say they have not been able to find Salgado “despite an immense search.”
Salgado is described in the news release as a male Hispanic, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Police say Salgado should be considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who comes into contact with him should call 911 immediately and not attempt to detain him.
Salgado is currently on parole through the Illinois Department of Corrections, which currently lists him as an “absconder.”
State records show he was taken into custody in August 2011, admitted to prison in January 2013, and released on parole in December 2014. Available records state his projected discharge date for that sentence is “to be determined.”
He was sentenced in 2012 to concurrent sentences of two years and six years in state prison, according to Kane County records.
For an offense he committed as a juvenile, Salgado had been confined to his home with electronic device monitoring, and the only reason he was allowed to leave home was to seek employment, according to an indictment in that case.
In 2010, he was charged with escape. In 2011, he was charged with escape or violating monitoring while in possession of a weapon, records show.
Salgado was found to be away from home on Aug. 22, 2011, not seeking employment, knowingly carrying a gun and ammunition while on land “other than his own,” according to charging documents.
Charging documents in that case also state that Salgado was the member of a street gang.
However, police believe the recent shooting was motivated by a personal dispute that was not gang-related, spokesman Dan Ferrelli said in an email.
No other arrests have been made in connection to the Sept. 4 disturbance and shooting, but they have not been ruled out, Ferrelli said.
Family and friends interviewed by the Beacon-News said Ochoa had been at a child’s birthday party at a dance studio moments before the shooting. He had a 10-year-old daughter and a baby boy due in December, the Beacon-News previously reported.
If you know his whereabouts.
Send us a Tip at: [email protected] or
Call us at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or
Text us at (408)355-0999
For an immediate sighting, please dial 9-1-1
Por favor llame la línea de Los
Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448)
o texto en 408-355-0999
o enviar un correo electrónico a [email protected],
si usted sabe su paradero.
Si usted ve esta persona en este momento, llame al 9-1-1
NOTICE: All persons depicted are presumed to be innocent unless proven to be guilty in a court of law. The fugitive.com and fugitivewatch.com notations appearing on this are TRADEMARKS and NOT an expression of fact or opinion.
AVISO: Todas las personas representadas son presumidas de ser inocente a menos que resultara culpable en un tribunal de justicia. Fugitive.com y fugitivewatch.com anotaciones que aparecen en este sitio son MARCAS REGISTRADAS y NO una expresión de hecho o de opinión.
COMMENT ADVISEMENT: We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.
AVISO DE COMENTARIO: Damos la bienvenida a tus pensamientos, pero por el bien de todos los lectores, por favor abstenerse de la utilización de obscenidades, ataques personales o insultos racistas. Todos los comentarios están sujetos a nuestros términos y condiciones del servicio, y podrá ser retirado. Reincidentes pueden perder privilegios comentar.