James J. Moriarty Obituary, Death Cause – The man who was shot and killed by deputies in Kane County on Wednesday afternoon had been arrested earlier in the week and charged with multiple offences, one of which was robbery. James J. Moriarty, age 38, was named as the deceased by the Kane County coroner on Friday afternoon. Moriarty was from Aurora. According to the records from the courts in Kane County, Moriarty was being investigated for three separate crimes.
On Sunday in Aurora, he was arrested on suspicion of having committed robbery, theft by threat, criminal trespass to a car, and domestic abuse in connection with one of the incidents. It was said that he grabbed his ex-girlfriend by the wrist and entered her vehicle while she was driving in order to steal an iPhone from her. There was no indication of a time or location. At an unspecified time on Monday, an Aurora police officer charged him with aggravated fleeing and evading in connection with a separate incident that occurred at least 21 miles per hour faster than the posted speed limit.
At 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday, a Kane County deputy accused him of driving 125 miles per hour in a zone that only allowed 70 miles per hour on Interstate 88, which is located east of Route 31 in Aurora. On Friday, an autopsy of Moriarty was conducted by the office of the coroner. At approximately three in the afternoon, he was found dead at the intersection of Fabyan Parkway and Randall Road in Batavia. Moriarty is accused of robbing a woman of her vehicle earlier that afternoon at a Jiffy Lube located in Aurora at the intersection of Sullivan and Orchard roads, according to the Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain.