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Cops: Dad charged after daughter hit by bullet meant for boyfriend

Published: Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 9:41 a.m. CDT

(MCT) — A man accused of shooting his daughter at the family's South Austin home while aiming for her boyfriend is being held in jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Dante D. White, 49, was arrested after he shot his 25-year-old daughter in the arm about 2 p.m. Saturday. White had been arguing with the daughter’s boyfriend and had demanded that he leave the family’s home in the 4900 block of West Quincy Street, prosecutors said in Cook County Bond Court today.

The argument escalated and led to a single gunshot that struck the daughter when she stepped between her dad and boyfriend, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said. The daughter was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was initially in good condition.

White was arrested a short while later and showed police where he had disposed of the gun in a trash can near the home. Officers say the .25-caliber firearm had its serial number obscured, which is illegal.

White faces charges of unauthorized use of a weapon by a felon and possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number. Prosecutors told Judge Edward Harmening that they expect to add charges in the near future.

White, a felon because of a past conviction for possession of a controlled substance, will need to post $20,000 to leave custody.

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