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Husband Shoots Wife, Two Others, on Streetcar

December 29, 2009 |  4:00 am

Dec. 29, 1919, Briggs 
“That Guiltiest Feeling,” by Clare Briggs.

Dec. 29, 1919, Shooting

July 9, 1920, Acquittal
Dec. 29, 1919: Former Army Capt. Raymond C. Potter gets on a streetcar and shoots his wife because she’s riding with another man. One of his shots goes wild and hits her companion, then strikes the woman sitting in the seat behind them. Not only did his wife survive, the Potters reconciled and said they would profit by their experience. The Times never reported on whether charges were filed against Potter for shooting the other people.