Joliet men charged with murder in deadly attack

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A second Joliet man already behind bars in Will County faces first-degree murder charges in connection with a fatal shooting at a southwest suburban home earlier this month.

Elian Raya, 20, was identified as a suspect along with John Hernandez, 22, during the investigation into the June 1 shooting at a home in the 400 block of Krakar Avenue.

According to Joliet police, gunfire from outside struck three people in the living room, killing one and injuring two others. Authorities recovered more than 25 spent shell casings from the scene.

The deceased victim has been identified as 23-year-old Fernando Contreras. A 20-year-old man, shot four times, was transported by acquaintances to Silver Cross Hospital and remains in a stable condition. A 27-year-old man was shot in the head and was treated and released from the same hospital.

Elian Raya and John Hernandez | JPD

Hernandez was arrested Saturday morning at his home in the 500 block of Campbell Street during the execution of a search warrant. Raya was served an arrest warrant Monday at the Will County Adult Detention Center.

Both suspects are charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm.