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Husband charged with accidentally shooting pregnant wife in Round Lake

Alvin L. Quinn, 30, of the 2200 block of Lewis Avenue in Zion.

A Zion man has been charged after a gun accidentally discharged during a scuffle with another man, resulting in his pregnant wife being shot in the head in Round Lake on Tuesday.

Alvin L. Quinn, 30, of the 2200 block of Lewis Avenue in Zion, was charged with involuntary manslaughter of a child and reckless discharge of a firearm.

The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force said that Quinn and his 25-year-old wife went back to their old home Tuesday around 2 p.m. in the 600 block of West Nippersink Road in Round Lake to retrieve some of their property they left behind after moving.

Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli said that Quinn and another man got into an argument inside the home. Quinn pulled a gun and a struggle ensued between the two men, Covelli said.

During the struggle, the gun discharged and struck Quinn’s wife in the head. Paramedics transported her to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

A pregnant woman who was shot in the head is loaded into an ambulance by paramedics Tuesday afternoon | Photo by Joe Shuman of J. Shuman Photography.

The woman’s unborn baby died overnight in the hospital and the woman, whose identity has not been publicly released, remains in extremely critical condition. The Lake County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy on the fetus on Wednesday.

Covelli said that additional charges against Quinn are likely. Quinn remains held in the Lake County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning.

Round Lake Village Elementary School, located at 880 West Nippersink Road, and Round Lake Early Education Center, located 882 West Nippersink Road, were both put on lockdown due to the proximity of the shooting.

The Lake County Major Crime Task Force and the Round Lake Police Department continue to investigate.

Sam Borcia

Sam Borcia

Senior News Editor at Lake & McHenry County Scanner
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14 Comments

  1. La Madrina La Madrina December 12, 2018

    Why didn’t they deliver the baby?? They should have fine that right away. She was 8 months pregnant. Then why did they pull the plug not even 24 hours later. Foul play. The best could have been saved. They took her fighting chance.

    • Harry Balzac Harry Balzac December 12, 2018

      You a doctor?

    • Sc Sc December 13, 2018

      When you expect them to take the baby? If the mom had a pulse at the seen, the paramedics head straight to hospital!! And its the hospitals dession what to do from there. No foul play here.. Why are you not mad at the stupid father for having a gun? And fighting with the other dude? Clearly his intentions going there was wrong already!! Its so sad how reckless people are, and the consequences of stupidity.. Now a mother is fighting for her life, and a precious baby is gone. My prayers are with the mother and her family..

      • Kristi Heidenreich Kristi Heidenreich December 14, 2018

        Mom’s life always comes first! Standard of care in a hospital is the mom is the primary patient, The unborn child secondary. Unless you were a Dr on the case you have no idea what life saving measures went into saving the child. On a side note, do you really think the baby would have been better off to be born into a world where it’s father killed it’s mother? Yes, I know she’s still alive, but she’s not likely to survive, and it she does, to what kind of mental deficiencies?

      • Barb Barb December 16, 2018

        The amount of typos you have make you seem ignorant but I agree with you. Messing w a gun around a pregnant woman seems like a set up for disaster

      • Anthony Anthony December 16, 2018

        The amount of typos you have make you seem ignorant but I agree with you. Messing w a gun around a pregnant woman seems like a set up for disaster

  2. Diana Trampke Diana Trampke December 13, 2018

    So sad! Not what this family could have even imagined. Sounds like he was desperate to retrieve his belongings for his family.
    Sometimes we make the wrong decisions with good intentions. I am very sad this man who changed his future unitentionally cannot be by his wife’s side.

  3. Tamira hadnott Tamira hadnott December 15, 2018

    As her biological cousin I would like for all negativity be kept to themselves …I don’t know who the girl is but what my family and I going thru is hard and tough but we are getting thru it each day prayers are welcome send your condelence all that is good we just want to heal as a family and keep the negativity away 😔 the situation is messed up but as of now we are just praying for my cousin thank you and please have a bless day .!

  4. Terry Terry December 16, 2018

    I know Alvin did t mean it.. why was he struggling w another man ?? We don’t know but I feel sorry for this man cause this man is my class mate and was a good friend to me in high school. He loves his family with all his heart. I’m lost for words!

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