2017-07-29 04:07:38 UTC
She complained that her husband was weak under the sheets, so he
whipped out his little pistol and shot her in the face, police
Clarence White, 72, grabbed a 22-caliber handgun and blasted his
much-younger wife in their Bronx home on Thursday morning.
Sources said the shooting followed an argument between White and
his spouse over her growing dissatisfaction with his inability
to satisfy her financially or sexually. Responding officers
found Dominique White around 8:40 a.m. sitting on the floor in a
hallway of their home on Glebe Ave. in Parkchester.
The young woman was shot in the right cheek. She was in
critical, but stable condition at Jacobi Medical Center on
Friday. Fragments from the bullet were still lodged in her face,
I shot my wife, White, still holding the smoking gun, told
cops, according to court documents.
The two have been married for three years and have a daughter,
according to neighbors.
White told police he and his wife were arguing in the hours
leading up to the shooting. Money was tight after he lost his
job. During the argument, his wife ordered him to move out, the
husband told police.
As he packed his bags, he found the pistol in a nightstand and
put it in his pocket, he admitted. Then, as he talked to her one
last time in the hopes of reconciling, his wife dropped a
bombshell: He didnt do anything for her in the sack or in her
Clarence White took out the gun and fired. He claimed he didnt
mean to shoot his wife. He only wanted to scare her. He noted
that he was the one who first called 911. He also gave his wife
a towel to stop the bleeding and did everything the 911 operator
told him to do to care for Dominique as first responders
arrived, police sources said.
A Bronx Criminal Court judge ordered White held on $300,000 bail
when he was arraigned on attempted murder, assault, harassment
and weapons possession charges Friday.