Prosecutors filed murder charges against an ex-convict already in custody at the county jail for an alleged parole violation.
Ray Robinson, 20, of 317 Youngs Ave. was charged Friday with killing 18-year-old Adrian Resendiz earlier this month. Resendiz's body was found in a Baker Avenue back yard June 16.
Robinson was taken into custody on the alleged parole violation and locked up in the Will County jail four days after the murder. The parole violation resulted from his arrest on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, officials said.
Robinson was sent to prison in August 2011 to do time for possession of a weapon by a felon and criminal damage to property convictions. He was released May 24.
Robinson is being held in lieu of $5 million bond.
Police reportedly believe a second man, 19-year-old Zeeshan Rashid, may have been involved in Resendiz's murder. Joliet Police Chief Mike Trafton on Friday declined to say whether Rashid has been linked to the killing but did say more charges—and possibly more arrests—may be in store next week.
Charles B. Pelkie, the spokesman for the Will County State's Attorney's Office, said the probe of Resendiz's murder is not complete.
"It's still an ongoing investigation," Pelkie said. "The investigation and the review are ongoing."
Rashid also was arrested June 20. He was jailed on charges of residential burglary, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, aggravated battery with a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and attempted armed robbery.
The aggravated battery with a firearm charges stem from Rashid allegedly shooting two men with a .40-caliber Glock as they sat on the porch of an Algonquin Street house on June 13. Both men survived the gun attack with one taking a bullet to the hand and the other to his leg.
Rashid is also an ex-convict. He was released from prison Jan. 9 after doing time for theft and attempted robbery.