17-year-old held on $800K bond for role in fatal shooting of Jeremy Rogers at Avondale gas station

Chicago Sun-Times

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A west suburban teenager was ordered held on an $800,000 bond Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting of Jeremy Rogers at an Avondale gas station last month.

William Hill didn’t pull the trigger, but he pointed out 27-year-old Jeremy Rogers to the gunman before Rogers was shot in the head on June 5, Cook County prosecutors said in court.

Rogers, an aspiring rapper who performed as Jay Roc, died more than 10 days later on June 16 at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. An autopsy Friday found he died from a gunshot wound to the head.

The single father of two lived in the 1800 block of South Springfield.

Rogers and others were at a BP station in the 3900 block of West Belmont Avenue when he, the 17-year-old Hill and another teen started arguing, Assistant State’s Attorney Holly Grosshans said.

During the fight, Hill identified himself as a “Spanish 4” gang member, Grosshans said. He also said he went by the street name “Montana.”

At one point, Hill was seen making a call on his cellphone, Grosshans said.

A few minutes later, a male came from across the street and had “momentary contact” with Hill, Grosshans said.

After that, another male came from the direction of a nearby laundromat armed with a gun, Grosshans said.

Witnesses said they saw Hill point out Rogers to the partially masked gunman before shots were fired.

Hill and the gunman immediately ran away after the shooting, Grosshans said.

Hill was arrested Monday.

He graduated from a military school in Rantoul, Illinois, and has taken courses at Harper College, an assistant public defender said.

The Cicero resident holds two jobs, at a local Popeye’s and at Sbarro, the assistant public defender said.

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