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Shooting Victim A Registered Sex Offender

12-26-2014 Illinois:

Police say a man shot to death in Peoria's North Valley had a criminal background, although they're still trying to figure out why he was gunned down.

The body of Rogelio Delarosa, 34, was found by officers around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday in an alley in the 1000 block of Northeast Peoria.

Officials say Delarosa was last living at the Heritage Inn in Peoria.

"We're trying to locate his movements and contacts over the past 24 hours," says Peoria Police Capt. Mike Scally, "to find out where he was and where he's been."

"He was released on federal parole and came to Peoria within the last year," Scally says. "As far as we know he has no gang affiliations in Peoria."

Scally says Delarosa was being held in federal prison on a charge of possession of a weapon by a felon. Delaraosa was not known to Peoria police but was arrested in Peoria Heights on a domestic-related incident in September.

Delarosa was a registered sex offender for aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim aged 13-16.

Scally says this is the third shooting death in Peoria this year, and the sixth homicide.

No suspects have been identified. ..Source.. by

East Bluff man indicted in December 2014 fatal shooting

PEORIA — An East Bluff man was indicted Tuesday by a Peoria County jury for allegedly fatally shooting another man during a robbery last December.

Tray B. Hargrow, 22, of 1003 E. Virginia Ave., faces three counts of first-degree murder in connection with the Dec. 2, 2014, death of Rogelio Delarosa Jr., 34, who was found with multiple gunshot wounds behind a home in the 1000 block of Northeast Perry Avenue.

One of the counts alleges Hargrow was in the midst of an armed robbery when he shot Delarosa which means he could face up to life in prison if he is convicted. A $1.5 million arrest warrant was issued.

Hargrow was initially arrested in March for Delarosa's arrest but never charged. He was released that same day. At the time, State’s Attorney Jerry Brady said the investigation was ongoing. An attempt to reach him on Tuesday wasn’t successful.

Delarosa came to Peoria in early 2014 to live in a transitional center after serving time for a federal weapons charge stemming from an incident in Danville. He was working at a South Peoria business on Dec. 2, 2014, when he left in the middle of shift, during a dinner break.

A recent search warrant, filed in Peoria County Circuit Court, states police learned in April of a blue van which they believe was driven by Hargrow and possibly another person. That van, the search warrant states, picked up Delarosa at his job and then drove him to the area of Perry and Evans where he was later found shot.

Hargrow is currently serving a one-year sentence in federal prison after his supervised release — the federal version of parole — was violated. He had been convicted in 2012 of possessing a firearm with a defaced serial number and was sentenced to 16 months behind bars.

He was released but his supervised release was revoked after he was arrested — but not charged — with a robbery shortly after Delarosa’s death. by Andy Kravetz

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