A man facing deportation tried to stay in the U.S. by giving police information about the 2008 shooting of a 3-year-old girl, but instead, the Broward Sheriff's Office says his confession instead led to an attempted murder charge.
BSO said Scharonis Wright, 22, was about to be sent back to Haiti after serving a four-year prison sentence for armed robbery and aggravated assault charges when he told investigators he knew something about a 2008 shooting.
Detectives interviewed Wright on June 11 at Krome Detention Center. BSO said he confessed that he and his brother, Walton Wright, 25, were involved in a June 26, 2008, shooting that injured Salayah Buie, then 3.
The shooting occurred as retaliation for a drug deal gone bad, BSO said. According to investigators Scharonis Wright said he and his brother watched a home at 4700 NE Second Terrace in the hope of shooting a specific person. When that person did not show up, BSO said, the brothers fired shots into the home anyway, hitting Salayah in the leg.
Salayah was taken to a hospital for treatment. BSO said she is now healthy and 7 years old.
Scharonis Wright was taken to the BSO Main Jail on an attempted murder charge.
BSO said Walton Wright confessed to participating, and he, too, is charged with attempted murder.