A $2 million bond was set Thursday morning for the man charged after his gun unintentionally was discharged during a scuffle with another man, resulting in his pregnant wife being shot in the head.
Alvin L. Quinn, 30, of the 2200 block of Lewis Avenue in Zion, was charged with involuntary manslaughter of an unborn child and reckless discharge of a firearm.
Lake County Circuit Court Associate Judge Paul Novak set Quinn’s bond at $2 million Thursday morning in bond court, meaning Quinn needs to post $200,000 to be released.
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 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.
In bond court, prosecutors said that Quinn struck the other man with the gun and it discharged. The bullet went through the front door and struck Quinn’s wife in the head. Paramedics transported her to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The woman’s unborn baby died 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 again on January 9.
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.