Man charged in February 2018 murder in Rockford

ROCKFORD (WREX) — An arrest has been made in the February 2018 death of 23-year-old Julian Young, Jr. in Rockford.

Winnebago County authorities say Shawnqiz Lee, 28, is in custody at the Winnebago County Jail on a $5 million bond.

On Feb. 23, 2018, Rockford Police responded to a home in the 400 block of S. Henrietta Avenue for a home invasion. When they got there, they found Young shot to death.

In a follow up investigation, authorities identified Lee as the suspect. He was taken in to custody and charged with first degree murder and home invasion.

Audrey Moon

Audrey Moon

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