DeKALB – A Harvey man is charged with felony murder and armed robbery in connection to a shooting on Dec. 15 that left one man dead.
Rashad K. Richmond, 24, of the 100 block of West 157th Street, Harvey, is charged with felony murder and armed robbery with a firearm, according to DeKalb County court records.
Felony murder is more serious than a murder charge because it includes a death that occurred while another felony, armed robbery in this case, was taking place. If convicted of the most serious crime, felony murder, Richmond could face 20 to 60 years in prison, or in some cases, a life sentence.
Records show DeKalb police filed the warrants for Richmond’s arrest Wednesday, signed by Circuit Judge Robbin Stuckert. DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney Stephanie Klein filed a petition to deny Richmond bail on Wednesday, records show.
Richmond has not yet appeared in court, records show.
The Harvey man is the second person to be charged in connection with the shooting, which left Jeffrey L. Carson Jr., 29, of Naperville, dead by multiple gunshot wounds, DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller has said.
Vanity L. Garcia, 28, of the 900 block of Symphony Drive in Aurora, is charged with concealment of homicidal death and aggravated fleeing to elude. She also is facing charges from DeKalb police of aggravated driving on a suspended licence. If convicted of the most serious crime of concealment of homicidal death, Garcia could face up to 10 years in jail.
The Sunday shooting occurred shortly before midnight at the Hunter DeKalb apartment complex, 904 W. Hillcrest Drive.
The investigation is still ongoing, but has revealed that two residents of the apartment complex came home late Sunday and were confronted by two men as they entered their apartment unit. The men threatened the two residents with guns and demanded money. A struggle ensued and shots were fired, injuring three people.
One person was located injured inside the apartment and taken to the hospital.
Responding officers also noticed a vehicle, which was later revealed to be driven by Garcia, speeding out of the parking lot, which led to a high-speed police pursuit through rural Sycamore. DeKalb police and DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies managed to stop the vehicle and discovered three people, including Garcia, who was not injured, inside the car.
The other two passengers, one of them Carson, were discovered injured with multiple gunshot wounds and taken to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital.
Source: The Daily Chronicle