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Man Accused Of Manslaughter In Quincy Death

WGIL Newsroom . State News 157

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, have not discussed what may have led to the shooting.

Ballinger’s attorney, Casey Schnack, declined to publicly comment Tuesday.

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