Man Accused of Shooting, Killing Wife in Queens Home

The victim was found dead with gunshots to her torso and head

Monday, Dec 12, 2011  |  Updated 9:09 PM EDT
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Man Accused of Killing Ex-Wife in Queens

NBC New York

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Police have arrested a 49-year-old man in the shooting death of his wife at their Queens home late Saturday night.

Clarence Cash was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting.

Police officers responding to a 911 call at about 11 p.m. in Briarwood found 42-year-old Tracey Young shot in the torso and head, authorities said. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Daily News reports Young was a criminal investigator for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, and that neighbors heard her fighting with her husband before the shooting.

Cash was a retired police officer from the 32nd precinct in Harlem, according to the News. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.

Young's supervisor told the newspaper she carried a gun for her work investigating the smuggling of untaxed cigarettes.

"She was an incredible investigator, one of the top 10 in the state," the supervisor said. "One of the most dedicated people you'd ever see."

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