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During Fight, Teen Makes Call, Shooter Comes and Kills Foe, Prosecutors Say

By Erica Demarest | July 26, 2016 6:20pm | Updated on July 26, 2016 6:23pm
 Someone summoned to an Avondale gas station shot and murdered a man named Jeremy Rogers.
Someone summoned to an Avondale gas station shot and murdered a man named Jeremy Rogers.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — An Avondale shooting that killed a man last month started as an argument outside a gas station, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Jeremy Rogers, 27, got into a fight with 17-year-old William Hill outside the BP gas station at 3968 W. Belmont Ave. on June 5, Assistant State's Attorney Holly Grosshans said at a bond hearing Tuesday.

During the spat, Hill called himself "Montana" and said he was a "Spanish Four," prosecutors said. The teen also made a call on his cellphone.

A few minutes later, an armed man whose face was partially covered approached the gas station, Grosshans said. Hill allegedly pointed out Rogers to the gunman, who fired multiple shots at Rogers.

Hill and the gunman then ran off together toward a nearby laundromat, according to witnesses.

Rogers, of the 1800 block of North Springfield Avenue, died 10 days later at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, authorities said.

Hill, of suburban Cicero, was arrested Monday and is charged as an adult with first-degree murder.

His public defender said Hill has spent the past four months working for Popeyes Chicken and Sbarro. He graduated from a military school and has several college credits, the attorney said.

Cook County Judge Laura Sullivan on Tuesday ordered Hill held in lieu of $800,000 bail.


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