AMBOY – A 21-year-old Amboy man is dead of an apparent gunshot wound, and his 19-year-old wife was taken to a Rockford hospital with unspecified injuries Sunday, the Lee County sheriff said in a brief news release Monday morning.
After a neighbor called 9-1-1, deputies responding to the first block of East Kellen Drive shortly before 9 a.m. found Garrett Rocky Hicks dead and Emma Hicks wounded.
No other information, including how or how badly Emma Hicks was wounded, or how the two are related, was provided.
According to her Facebook page, however, they were married on Aug. 27.
She was taken to OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, where she was listed in good condition Monday afternoon.
He was the son of Todd and Amy Hicks of Amboy.
An autopsy is planned, the release said.
No further information will be released today, the sheriff’s office said.