HILLSIDE, IL (FOX19) - Police in Illinois are investigating the death of a Cincinnati woman.
Carrie Waller, 51, of South Fairmont, died Sunday from a gunshot wound, according to Hillside Police.
Police were called to the Best Western Hotel on North Frontage Road and found her unresponsive with a single gunshot wound to the chest.
According to police, Waller's son, 22-year-old Mark A Burns III, requested that his mother transport a bag to Ohio for him. While packing the bag in her suitcase, a firearm was discharged, striking Waller in the chest. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Burns has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Possible other charges are pending.