Dyess Airman arrested for northeast Abilene shooting

Crime

A man was shot multiple times on the 1000 block of Pinot Drive in Abilene early Friday morning.

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A Dyess Airman has been arrested for a shooting in northeast Abilene overnight.

Cartrell Wright, 20, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

He was taken into custody on Dyess Air Force Base after fleeing the scene of the shooting on the 1000 block of Pinot Drive around 1:00 a.m. Friday.

Police say Wright is accused of shooting a 21-year-old male victim multiple times.

The victim was hospitalized and his current condition was not disclosed.

KTAB and KRBC reached out to Dyess Air Force Base for comment on Wright’s arrest.

The entire statement released by the Dyess AFB reads as follows:

We are aware that a member of Dyess AFB is under investigation for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by the Abilene Police Department. These are serious accusations, and not in the line with US Air Force or Team Dyess standards. That said, individuals are innocent until proven guilty in court. We will work with the appropriate parties, as needed, to provide any applicable information and to ensure the member is afforded due process according to the justice system. Additionally, we hope that the injured party makes a quick and full recovery.

Daniel S. Barnhorst, 2d Lt, USAF

BigCountryHomepage is also working to get Wright’s mugshot and bond information. Check back for any additional details.

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