Ex-con charged with murder right after being paroled
BY JANET LUNDQUIST And Brian Stanley email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org June 28, 2013 8:04PM
Ray Robinson | Photo courtesy of Will County Sheriff's office
Updated: August 2, 2013 7:05AM
Authorities have charged a Joliet man with the murder of an 18-year-old man behind a vacant house earlier this month.
Ray Robinson Jr., 20, of 317 Youngs Ave., has been charged with two counts of murder, and is being held on $5 million bail.
Robinson was arrested June 20 in the 300 block of Youngs Avenue and questioned by detectives before being held in the county jail for violating his parole.
About 5 a.m. June 16, police were called when shots were heard in the 100 block of Hobbs Avenue.
About 7:30 a.m. that day, workers arriving to rehab a vacant house on Baker Avenue found the body of Adrian Resendiz, 18, in a fenced area near the garage. The alley between Hobbs and Baker avenues intersects with another alley at the garage.
Lt. Brian Dupuis said detectives “backtracked” Resendiz’s activities to learn he’d spent time with Robinson and Zeeshan Rashid, 18, the night before. According to reports, Resendiz, Robinson and Rashid are all listed in the police department’s gang database as members or associates of the Vice Lords street gang. Dupuis said investigators did not know what started the dispute between them.
Robinson was paroled May 24 from the East Moline Correctional Center, where he served a year for possession of a firearm by a felon. He was also sentenced to a year in prison in October 2010 for knowingly damaging school property.
As of Saturday, Rashid had not been charged in connection with the case but “remains a person of interest” Dupuis said, while noting the investigation continues and detectives and the Will County state’s attorney’s office will meet to discuss the case next week.
Rashid is being held in the county jail in lieu of $2 million bail as he faces eight charges, including aggravated battery and attempted armed robbery from four separate cases.