|Dante D. White|
A man shot his daughter while trying to kill his daughter’s boyfriend, according to police reports.
The woman was shot accidentally by her father as he pointed the gun at her boyfriend during a dispute in the family home, his defense attorney told the court.
Dante D. White, 49, was arrested after his daughter, 25, was shot in the arm at his house St. Austin, Chicago, over the weekend.
White was involved in an argument with his daughter's boyfriend and ordered him to leave the family home, Cook County Bond Court heard. The daughter of White was shot as she stepped between her father and her boyfriend, a Chicago Police officer told news reporters.
Police were called to the address in St. Austin, located on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois, at 2:00 pm on Saturday. The daughter was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where she was reported to be in stable condition.
Another daughter and five grandchildren of White were also on the property when the incident occurred. White fled the scene after the shooting, but was later located by police.
The officers were led to a garbage can where he dumped the .25-caliber pistol after the altercation. The gun was found to contain two live rounds.
White faces charges of defacing the serial number of the weapon and unauthorized use of a firearm by a felon, having previously been convicted of possession of a controlled substance.