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NYPD circulates sketch of suspect in Jamaica home invasion

By Patrick Donachie

Police released a sketch of one of the assailants suspected in a home invasion attempt in Jamaica last week, along with a clearer picture of a car the NYPD thinks may have been used by one of the attackers.

The new developments come as Henry Wright, 58, a state corrections officer, continues to recover from multiple gunshot wounds. Police were investigating the possibility that he was targeted because of his job. His wife, Sharon Floyd Wright, 52, suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder in the attack.

Police responded to their home near the corner of Mathias Avenue and 166th Street at 6:56 p.m. on Nov. 27, and found Wright unconscious with several gunshot wounds. He and his wife were taken to Jamaica Hospital, and Wright underwent surgery due to his injuries.

Police said two suspects forced their way into the home, shooting both victims. Floyd Wright managed to attack one of the assailants with a hammer during the assault, according to the New York Post. Police released a sketch of one of the two men sought in the attack. Additionally, they released clearer photos of what they previously described as a light-colored 2011-2015 Hyundai Elantra.

Wright has been a corrections officer for 35 years, according to the New York State Correctional Officers Police Benevolent Associations. The group announced a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot the couple.

Anyone with information about the incident was encouraged to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS or to submit tips online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

Reach reporter Patrick Donachie by e-mail at pdonachie@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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