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Press Release-Quincy Wright Indictment


Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018

December 20th, 2018

State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces charges against an individual for a double murder in Rockford in November.

 Quincy Wright Mug

On November 25th, 2018, at around 2:30am, Rockford Police Officers responded to the area of 8th Street and Broadway after reports that a shooting had occurred in that area. Officers observed that multiple vehicles had been struck by gunfire. Police also learned that three individuals had also been struck by gunfire. One male victim, later identified as Shawnquez Edwards, was pronounced dead at the scene. A female victim, later identified as Chiyara Nelson, was transported to the hospital, but also died as a result of the injuries she received. A third person was also struck by gunfire, and survived. Rockford Police Violent Crimes Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation that was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, the defendant,Quincy R. Wright (D.O.B. 2/9/1995) was charged and recently indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury. He faces a 40 count Bill of Indictment that includes First Degree Murder, Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon charges.

 

First Degree Murder is a Class M Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 20-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.  If convicted of murdering both victims the defendant faces a mandatory Natural Life sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Attempt First Degree Murder is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon is a Class 3 Felony that is punishable by a special sentence of 2-10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.

 

            Wright is currently being held in the Winnebago County Jail on unrelated charges.

 

The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

CONTACT PERSON:

Alternative Justice & Outreach Coordinator

Katie Zimmerman

815-319-4725

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