SPRING VALLEY — A 20-year-old Spring Valley man faces involuntarily manslaughter charges in the death of the 23-year-old Spring Valley man found dead in a Spring Valley basement on Saturday.
Spring Valley Police Department responded to a 911 call at 2:34 p.m. Saturday in reference to a man who had been shot in the leg and not breathing.
When officers arrived on the scene at 127 W. Minnesota St., they found Kyle W. Zinser of 12672 East 3065 St. dead and believed his shotgun wound had been made several hours before it was reported. Bureau County Coroner Janice Wamhoff pronounced Zinser dead at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Angel E. Moreno of the Minnesota Street residence had made the 911 call and was subsequently taken to Bureau County Jail.
According to a press release issued by the Spring Valley Police Department, the shooting occurred in the basement at the Minnesota Street residence. Police recovered a shotgun believed to have been used in the shooting at a different residence, where Moreno allegedly had hidden it.
It was discovered Moreno and Zinser were acquaintances and had been together at the home prior to the shooting.
Spring Valley Police, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services and the Bureau County Coroner’s Office are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. The exact time of the shooting had not yet been determined, as of press time.
An autopsy is yet to be scheduled. Wamhoff confirmed it would be a couple days due to weather circumstances. She confirmed an inquest would most likely take place.
Moreno will be processed through the Bureau County Court.
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