Joliet man found guilty of 2020 murder

Jorge Rosas

A man has been found guilty of a fatal shooting in 2020 in Joliet that resulted in the death of a 25-year-old man.

On Friday, a jury found Jorge Rosas, 45, of Joliet, guilty of first-degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, according to a statement from Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow’s office.

It took the jury only 40 minutes to find Rosas guilty of the Oct. 26, 2020, murder of Ivan Perez-Garcia, 25, prosecutors said.

Before the shooting, Perez-Garcia had been driving a woman to her residence on Seeser Street in Joliet when an Oldsmobile Bravada approached in the opposite direction, prosecutors said.

After Perez-Garcia pulled his vehicle into the woman’s driveway, he was shot twice by Rosas, who was the front-seat passenger of the Oldsmobile Bravada, prosecutors said.

The evidence that led to Rosas’ arrest include two 9-mm bullet casings and a video from the woman’s residence that captured the incident, prosecutors said.

A Flock Safety camera that tracks license plates had assisted police in identifying and finding the suspect’s vehicle at a Red Roof Inn in Joliet, prosecutors said.

Rosas faces between 45 years to life in prison. His sentencing hearing is set for Aug. 23.