Rockford man indicted for murder in June shooting

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WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Rockford man was indicted Wednesday on murder charges for a fatal shooting​ near SwedishAmerican Hospital last month.

Quinton Smith, 23, of Rockford, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.

Police say the victim, 20-year-old Joseph Hernandez, was in an argument with the suspect that led to fatal gunfire. Investigators believe the incident was not random.

Police say Hernandez was trying to enter the vehicle of a 23-year-old woman, who was also shot and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

If convicted, Smith faces life in prison.

Smith's arraignment hearing is set for July 16. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty by the court of law.