Man Charged In Deadly Accidental Shooting In McHenry County

McHENRY, Ill. (CBS) — A Woodstock man has been hit with two felony charges for allegedly firing a gun and killing another man in what is believed to be an accidental shooting.

McHenry County sheriff’s police came to the home at 1901 Woodlawn Park Ave. in unincorporated McHenry around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, and found that Maxwell T. Cannon, 21, had fired a gun and seriously injured another man.

The victim was taken to Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry, where he was pronounced dead, sheriff’s police said. Police did not identify the victim.

Cannon was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm.

Other charges may be filed against Cannon as the investigation into the incident continues. The sheriff’s office did not speculate on what those charges might be.

Cannon’s bond was set at $30,000. He is due back in court on Jan. 6.

  • Afro

    Ya know if the state would wake up and make a firearm safety course a part of the PS curriculum some of these accidents could be avoided. Not saying it would have helped here but it sure couldn’t have hurt. We have education on health, STDs and drinking but nothing about fire arm safety the number one killer in Chicago.

    • Anglo-Saxon

      That’s because the stupid Democrats think guns are doing the killing, rather than the people with the guns. In some states, kids are taught at a young age how to safely handle firearms, but that wont happen here unless we can vote the Democrats out of power!

      • Afro

        Yeah well Quinn is a Governor with out a state to govern if you ask me, over 93% of the state voted for Brady and this candy ass Quinn still got elected

        A downstate lawmaker would like to kick Chicago and Cook County out of the Illinois.
        CBS 2 Political Producer Ed Marshall says state Rep. Bill Mitchell (R-Decatur) finds that Cook County dominates all politics and legislation in Springfield, and he thinks it is time for the state to cut its largest population center adrift for the “betterment” of the rest of Illinois.
        He says Cook County should be allowed to exist apart from the state like the District of Columbia, with its own government.

  • GiveMeBackMyBullets

    Guns are always loaded, even if they are not, treat them as if they are. Never point a gun at anything you are not willing to destroy.

  • Centurion

    Accidental? Really, so this kid accidentally had a gun, accidentally loaded it, accidentally pointed at the other man, accidentally put his finger on the trigger and then accidentally pulled the trigger?

    Realistically, sounds like he did all this on purpose.

  • Afro

    @ Centurion

    You’re an idiot!

    • NWA

      Wow! THE END, that’s a statement that my brothers and sisters in the LGBT community use. Afro Wig, are you a member of the LGBT community?


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