Arrest Made in Early Morning Shooting in Bonifay
At approximately 6:00am this morning, February 28th, the Bonifay Police Department responded to a shooting that occurred on Neal Lane in Bonifay.
The victim was transported to Doctor’s Memorial hospital by Holmes County EMS and later to Bay Medical Center by helicopter. Several people, including the victim, were inside the residence when they were awakened by someone forcing their way into the home.
Several shots were fired at the victim and one round went through the wall of the residence towards the roadway. One of the occupants was able to wrestle the gun away from the suspect and it has been seized as evidence.
The suspect was identified by witnesses as Taj-Addaryll Quentez Wright, aka “Taj”, black male, 29 years-of-age of Chipley. Arrest warrants were obtained for Wright and he was taken into custody by the Chipley Police Department without incident. The victim remains in serious condition at Bay Medical Center. Wright will be processed at the Washington County Jail before extradition back to Holmes County. At this time Wright is being held on a charge of Armed Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling and Attempted Felony Murder. Wright has a total bond of $70,000.00.
The Bonifay Police Department would ask if anyone has information that they feel would be beneficial to this investigation to please call the Bonifay Police Department at 850-547-3661 or Crimestoppers of Holmes County at 1-866-689-8477.
Chief Wells would also like to thank the Chipley Police Department and Washington County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in apprehending the suspect in this case.
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