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JOLIET, Ill. (STMW) — Authorities have charged a Joliet man with the June 16 murder of a teenager behind a vacant house in the 100 block of Baker Avenue in the southwest suburb.

Ray Robinson Jr., 20, of 317 Youngs Ave., faces two counts of murder and is being held on $5 million bail in the shooting death of Adrian Resendiz, 18, who was shot about 5 a.m.

Robinson was arrested June 20 in the 300 block of Youngs Avenue and questioned by detectives before being taken to the county jail for violating his parole.

Police received reports of shots fired about 5 a.m. in the 100 block of Hobbs Avenue but did not see anything unusual when they arrived.

About 7:30 a.m., workers arriving to rehab the vacant house, 126 Baker Ave., found Resendiz’ body in a fenced area near the garage. The alley between Hobbs and Baker avenues intersects with another alley at the garage.

Resendiz sustained multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. They said he was not a known gang member but was listed in the police department’s gang database as an associate of gang members.

Robinson was paroled May 24 from East Moline Correctional Center, where he served a year for possession of a firearm by a felon. He also received a year in prison in October 2010 for knowingly damaging school property, according to records.

Last week, Joliet police said they had a 19-year-old man as a suspect in Resendiz’ murder, but the man had not been charged as of Friday.

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