17-year-old teen from Joliet stabbed to death in Romeoville grocery store parking lot
By Brian Stanley email@example.com May 17, 2013 11:14AM
A 17-year old teen was stabbed to death Thursday night in the Jewel parking lot on Weber Rd. as seen Friday, May 17, 2013, in Romeoville. | Matthew Grotto~Sun-Times Media
Updated: May 19, 2013 1:14PM
ROMEOVILLE — A 22-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing a 17-year-old outside a grocery store Thursday night.
Fabian Almodovar, of 1482 Windflower Court, was arrested Friday afternoon after he was released from Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Almodovar’s bond was set at $3 million on Saturday.
Deputy Chief Steve Lucchesi said police were called at 8:43 p.m. after Almodovar and Carlos Orozco, of Joliet, were fighting outside Jewel, 20 S. Weber Road.
Officers reportedly arrived to find Almodovar injured in a bathroom inside the store, while Orozco was laying in the parking lot.
Orozco was taken to Adventist, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy performed Friday morning showed multiple stab wounds as the cause of death.
Almodovar initially was taken to Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, but was later transferred to Adventist, police said.
“There was a preplanned meeting between them when a fight started,” Lucchesi said. Lucchesi said the cause of their dispute was still being investigated.
According to reports, Romeoville police arrested Almodovar on April 1 on charges of battery and domestic battery. He also spent five months in jail last year on identity theft and burglary charges.