Excerpt: An Elgin man shot his wife in the leg when she apparently startled him as she tried to get into bed early in the morning, police said Monday.
Torrance Clarke, 39, of the 200 block of Elm Street shot his wife in the upper thigh around 5 a.m. Saturday, according to authorities, who said he told them he thought she was a burglar.
The woman, 42, was taken to a hospital for injuries that were not life threatening. She told police she had left the home before the shooting, authorities said.
Clarke was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, a felony, police said.