Elder man who shot much younger wife in face says he still loves her

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A 72-year-old Bronx man claimed after he shot his 27-year-old wife in the face that he still loved her.

Clarence White has been charged with the attempted murder of Dominique White but still told the New York Daily News that he was “so glad” his wife was in stable condition after he shot her in the cheek.

“I love her so much…I’m just so glad she’ll be okay. If she loves me, if she hates me, all that matters is she’s okay,” he said.

He also recalled the moment that he shot Dominique, saying, “When I saw that blood, how it was, I knew it was bad. She looked at me and said, ‘I love you.’”

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He explained to police after the shooting that he and his wife had been arguing before the shooting. He said that money had become tight lately. During the fight, she allegedly told him that he couldn’t satisfy her financially or sexually.

White told police that he had been packing his bags when he saw the gun.

“It was an accident. I don’t know what I was trying to do…scare her, I guess,” White said.

He called 911 after shooting his young wife.

“I was carrying her downstairs, because we’re on the second floor, and (police) had their guns drawn and so I had to put her down…but I saw she was able to walk to the ambulance,” he recalled.

Now, White is facing charges of assault, harassment and weapons possession in addition to attempted murder, and he is being held on $300,000 bail.