Eight Juveniles Charged After Aurora Mall Fight

Dec 28, 2016

Police in Aurora say eight juveniles are charged after a large fight broke out at a mall in the city outside Chicago.

Credit Aurora Police Department

The fight was one of several that broke out at malls the day after Christmas.

Aurora police say the teen girls ages 13 to 17 face misdemeanor charges including battery, resisting police and disorderly conduct. Police officials say they're investigating if social media played a role in organizing the fight and if it was connected to the other disturbances nationwide.

Officers say it took 75 officers from Aurora and neighboring Chicago suburbs to regain control of the Fox Valley Mall, which was evacuated and closed for about an hour.

Aurora police say no one needed immediate medical help. They say there’s a potential for more arrests.

  • The Associated Press contributed to this report.