An Alpha man reportedly shot in the head Tuesday by his wife has died after being removed from life support, officials said Thursday.
According to Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll, Trevor B. Atchison, 21, was declared brain dead at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. An autopsy Thursday afternoon confirmed Mr. Atchinson died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Ms. Ingersoll said toxicology reports are pending and an inquest is expected within the next several weeks.
At 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, Henry County deputies were called to the Atchison home in the 500 block of South 1st Street, Alpha. They arrested Mr. Atchison's wife, Robin Elizabeth Atchison, 29, in connection with the shooting.
She appeared Wednesday in Henry County Circuit Court and was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and possession of a weapon by a felon for allegedly shooting her spouse with a .22 caliber rifle.
Additional charges are expected to be filed against her, authorities said Thursday. Trevor and Robin (Carr) Atchison were married in the fall of 2011, according to public records. Ms. Atchison remains in custody on a $500,000 bond.
On Wednesday, Clint David Cole, 23, of Woodhull, was arrested and charged with unlawful sale of a firearm to a felon. Mr. Cole, who allegedly knew the couple, is held in the Henry County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet. 1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.