Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says Maria Cartagena pulled out the gun Tuesday night and fired at the 73-year-old wife of Eddie Palmieri. The bullet grazed Iraida Palmieri's scalp.
Cartagena pleaded not guilty Wednesday to attempted murder. Her attorney says he can't comment.
The nine-time Grammy-winning jazz star says his wife is resting comfortably but that it is a difficult time for his family.