Wright Formally Charged With Attempted Murder in Shooting of AAFB Airman Daniel Crane

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Guam -The suspect in the shooting of an airman in Macheche Dededo has been ordered held on a $1-million dollar cash bail.

Gordon Lee Wright appeared in Superior Court Saturday  on charges of  Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault and a Special Allegation of Possession and Use of a Deadly Weapon in the Commission of a Felony.

Wright is accused of shooting Andersen Air Force Base airman Daniel L. Crane on Saturday July 28. Crane was medevaced  off Guam Sunday July 29th and flown to Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu for treatment.

READ the Magistrate’s report on Gordon Lee Wright HERE

In his Magistrate Report, Chief Prosecutor Basil O’Mallan writes that the victim, Crane, was found lying in the street in a pool of blood and several people from the neighborhood where providing first aid to him trying to stop the bleeding which was coming from his right upper arm.

Police could not interview Crane directly because of the severity of his injury, but according to a witness who was first on the scene, “Crane told him that he had been sitting in his car “when a local man in a grey pickup pulled up along side the passenger side. The suspect asked Crane ‘Is Fritz home?’ and when Crane said ‘Yes’ the suspect shot him.” 

Police determined “that a single shot was fired from a gun through the right side passenger window. The bullet struck Crane in the upper right arm and then exited through the front driver’s side door.” 

Police located the pickup, which belonged to Wright’s brother and determined that Wright was a suspect. They presented a photo line-up to Crane who identified Wright as the shooter.

Wright was ordered to return to court for a preliminary hearing on August 14th.