Aurora man gets 20 years for 2015 Lima Street slaying

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AURORA | A man accused of killing an Aurora man last year during a drive-by shooting on Lima Street has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Emanuel Lee Abrams, 47, was pleaded guilty in July to second-degree murder for shooting Lupe Salas, 46, in March 2015.

Abrams EmanuelJudge Stephen Collins sentenced Abrams to 20 years in prison on Aug. 3.

According to an arrest affidavit filed against Abrams, police were called to the 1400 block of Lima Street on a report of a drive-by shooting around 4 p.m. March 15, 2015.

There, police found Salas suffering multiple gunshot wounds, as well as .22-caliber shell casings in a nearby gutter.

Police spoke to several witnesses, one of whom said Salas and Abrams — who lived in a nearby motel — had argued earlier in the day. Another witness said a man matching Abrams’ description shot Salas.

A witness told police Abrams was missing a leg and had tattoos on his forehead and police spotted a man matching his description at a motel.

During an interview with police, Abrams said Salas had been with him that day but denied shooting him, the affidavit said.

Abrams pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder last year but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree murder in July.