Elmont man to serve 22 years for shooting


Malcolm White, 44, was sentenced last week to 22 years to life in prison for shooting his wife during a dispute at the Hillside Hotel in Jamaica, Queens in March 2020.

White, who lived on Kirkman Avenue in Elmont, was convicted in July following a two-week trial on charges of attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

According to the complaint, emergency medical technicians and police were called to the hotel and White warned responders that if they entered the room, he would “blow (his wife’s) head off.”

In searching for White, police found his 34-year-old wife in the hotel lobby, naked, with a gunshot wound to her arm and she was later diagnosed with several bone fractures to her face. Police kicked down the deadbolted door to White’s hotel room and discovered blood.

Police recovered a fired bullet from the hotel room’s bathtub and two cell phones — one hidden under the mattress and another in the toilet. White was found naked hiding behind the hotel.

Police later recovered a fired bullet from the room’s bathtub and two cell phones—one concealed under the mattress and another in the toilet. The defendant was discovered naked behind the hotel.

Officers also recovered an unloaded revolver near the back of the hotel.

“I believe that the sentence imposed (Jan. 6) provides at least some measure of peace to the victim as she continues to recover,” said Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. “I urge victims of domestic violence who need safety planning services, or help in securing an order of protection or shelter placement, to call us or contact a Family Justice Center immediately.”