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Ex-Jail Guard Shoots Wife in Their Woodside Home With Grandson Present: DA

By  Aidan Gardiner and Ben Fractenberg | March 13, 2017 9:38am | Updated on March 13, 2017 5:55pm

QUEENS — A former city jail guard was arrested for shooting his wife in their Woodside house while their 7-year-old grandson was in the home, NYPD officials and prosecutors said.

Ex-Department of Correction officer Victor Guzman, 54, shot his 52-year-old wife in the chest with a .38 caliber revolver inside their home on 59th Street, near Laurel Hill Boulevard, about 7:48 p.m. Sunday, officials said.

Bullet fragments also hit her spleen, stomach and adrenal glands, according to the Queens District Attorney's office.

She was treated at Elmhurst General Hospital for injuries that weren't considered life-threatening, police said.

Guzman, who worked with the department for 21 years starting in 1986, fled the scene but was eventually caught near 60th Street and Queens Boulevard, police and a Department of Correction spokeswoman said. 

It wasn't immediately clear what sparked the shooting, police said.

Guzman is facing up to 25 years in prison after he was charged with attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Queens DA.

An NYPD spokesman did not know of any prior domestic incident reports between the couple.