Man Accused of Manslaughter in Quincy Death

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A man is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a weekend shooting death near the Mississippi River city of Quincy.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that Adam County prosecutors also accused 21-year-old Zachary Ballinger of Quincy of possessing marijuana with plans to sell it.

Authorities say 21-year-old Austin Hermann was shot and killed shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday at a home just outside of Quincy. His body was found on a porch, and Ballinger was arrested at the scene.

Sheriff Brent Fischer and the county’s state’s attorney, Jon Barnard, aren’t publicly discussing what may have led to the shooting.

A message seeking comment was left Monday for Ballinger’s attorney, Casey Schnack.

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