Alvin L. Quinn /Lake County Illinois Sheriff's Department

Husband Charged In Shooting That Injured Pregnant Wife, Killed Child

December 12, 2018 - 4:43 pm

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) – A 30-year-old Zion man has been charged after accidentally shooting his pregnant wife and killing their unborn child, Lake County authorities said.

Alvin L. Quinn faces charges of involuntary manslaughter of a child and reckless discharge of a firearm following the incident that occurred Tuesday afternoon in Round Lake.

Quinn and his 25-year-old wife drove to a residence in the 600 block of West Nippersink Road to retrieve property they left behind after moving, the Lake County Major Crime Task Force said in a news release. Quinn got into an argument with a man at the residence, pulled out a gun and the two began struggling for the weapon, police said.

The firearm discharged and the woman, who was pregnant, was struck in the head.

She was taken to the hospital in critical condition; her unborn child did not survive, police said.

Quinn was expected to appear in court later this week and could face additional charges.