Quincy police investigating Saturday shooting

Posted: Sep. 28, 2013 11:27 pm Updated: Oct. 13, 2013 12:15 am

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

Quincy police continue to investigate a Saturday afternoon shooting that sent a 25-year man to the hospital.

Lt. Dina Dreyer, an investigator with the Quincy Police Department, said the man, whom she would not identify, is still in critical condition at Blessing Hospital after he was found with a gunshot wound to his head.

"He was alone, so we're tying to figure out what happened," Dreyer said. "We're trying to get ahold of his friends and family to see what they can tell us."

Police responded to a shooting call near the 900 block of Hampshire about 5:04 p.m. Saturday. The man was taken to Blessing Hospital by ambulance. Police revealed very few details over the weekend.

"Right now we are looking at every option at what could have happened," Dreyer said. "We're trying to talk with anyone who had talked with him recently."

Dreyer said the man was found by a family member who called 911.

There have been two other shootings in Quincy this year. On Jan. 3, Terry L. Williams, 53, was killed in a shooting at an apartment complex at 219 S. 11th. Vincent B. Carter, 45, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on Nov. 25.

On Aug. 6, Curtis Smith, 47, was shot during an altercation in the 600 block of Lind. Shawn D. Davis, 28, of Hannibal, Mo., is facing an aggravated battery charge in that case, which is on the November jury docket.


Editor's Note: This has been updated since its original posting.