A 42-year-old Elgin woman was shot in the leg by her husband Saturday morning after he apparently mistook her for a burglar, police said. Torrance G. Clark, 39, of the 200 block of Elm Street, was charged Monday with felony reckless discharge of a firearm stemming from the incident that left his wife with a bullet wound dangerously close to her femoral artery.
Police were called to the couple’s home early Saturday on a report of a woman shot in her upper leg with a 9 mm handgun, police said. A 5-year-old girl in the home told police she heard a loud boom and then the victim crying out, “Are you insane?”
The victim told police she became upset with her husband about 3 a.m. because he was awake playing a video game. She left the home, reports state, and returned about two hours later. When she got into bed, her husband seemed startled and discharged the gun, according to a police report. She was taken to Sherman Hospital, where she remained on Monday, police said.
Well, I’m glad at least he was not a better shot.