Police & Courts

Hearing delayed for Quincy teen charged in September shooting death

Roger Parker Jr.
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Feb. 11, 2020 5:10 pm Updated: Feb. 11, 2020 5:23 pm

QUINCY -- The case of a Quincy teenager charged in the September 2019 shooting death of another Quincy teen has been continued for two weeks.

Roger Parker Jr. appeared in court Tuesday for a status hearing on a fitness examination by psychologist Frank Froman, but the report was not completed.

The request for the examination was approved Dec. 17. Parker will return to court Feb. 25.

Parker, 16, faces three counts of first-degree murder in the Sept. 26 shooting death of 18-year-old Darrell Kelley Jr. He is being charged as an adult.

Testimony from an Oct. 30 preliminary hearing reported that witnesses told police there appeared to be an argument between Parker and Kelley before Parker allegedly shot him three times in the 600 block of Sycamore.

Witnesses also told police they heard Kelley in an argument with two males on FaceTime about 45 minutes before the shooting at a house near 10th and York streets. Witnesses described one of the men as "biracial," and that one of the males said he had a gun.

Parker is being held in the Adams County Juvenile Detention Center on $5 million bond.

Things to Do