Suspected Woodward Lake shooter charged with murder, attempted murder

FRESNO, California - The man authorities believe shot and killed two people in the Woodward Lake area last Thursday has been charged with murder, the Fresno County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday.

Gary Perry, 21, of Fresno, was charged with two counts of murder.

Perry is alleged to have shot and killed Brennen Fairhead and Scott Gaffney.

He's also being charged with special circumstances that the murders were committed for financial gain and that he committed multiple murders -- "as well as an allegation that the defendant used a firearm that caused death in the commission of this murder," the DA's Office said.

Perry was also charged with "willful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder" of a third person -- as well as attempted first degree robbery.

He is expected in court Wednesday.

If convicted, Perry faces a life sentence or even the death penalty. The DA will announce a decision on whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty at a later date.


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