A gunman who shot at employees in a San Rafael cell phone store in January was arrested this week in a Seattle suburb.
Clarence Herman Wright allegedly demanded money from employees at cell phone and check-cashing store Variedades Cellular, at 26 Medway Road, on Jan. 19. San Rafael Police released a video of Wright confronting the employees, demanding money and shooting at them after they retreated to a back room with bullet-proof glass. His bullet narrowly missed one of the employees, according to police. See the video of the armed robbery at the right.
San Rafael Police said the public helped the police identify and find Wright.
Wright, a 35-year-old Vallejo resident, was arrested early on Monday, Feb. 11 in Tukwila, Washington, where he is suspected of shooting two men at a residence.
Wright fled the shooting scene on foot but was quickly located by a Tukwila Police K9 team and taken into custody.
In the Washington shooting, a father and his 20-year-old son received non life-threatening injuries and Wright received a gunshot wound to his shoulder.
Tukwila Police PIO Mike Murphy said the Washington shooting appeared to be a random crime. “We don’t see any association between [Wright] and the victims.”
Murphy said he didn’t know of any connections Wright had to the Puget Sound area. “We’re not even sure how he got up here,” Murphy said.
Wright had a $2 million warrant out for his arrest in Marin for attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and for being a felon is possession of a firearm, according to the San Rafael Police.
He was booked into the King County Jail in lieu of $4 million bail. He will remain in Washington until their case is adjudicated and then will be returned to Marin County.