Cuyahoga County

Daveion Perry indicted for murder of 15-year-old at Mr. Hero


Daveion Perry

A Cleveland Heights man faces aggravated murder charges for fatally shooting a 15-year-old boy while robbing a sandwich shop in the suburb, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced today.

Daveion Perry, 20, shot and killed Sunny Ravi Patel shortly before 8 p.m. on October 14 at the Mr. Hero restaurant on Taylor Road near Cain Park in Cleveland Heights. The victim was helping out at the restaurant, which is owned by his aunt and uncle.

The following night Perry held up a Subway restaurant on Cedar Road in University Heights at gunpoint. And on Sunday, October 16, the defendant robbed a Dollar General store on Lee Road in Cleveland Heights.

Cleveland Heights Police officers spotted Perry as he fled the Lee Road store and captured him after a brief chase during which he brandished his weapon at officers and broke into an Overlook Road garage.

A Cuyahoga County Grand Jury today indicted Perry on one count of Aggravated Murder, two counts of Felonious Assault, five counts of Aggravated Robbery, four counts of Kidnapping and one count each of Breaking and Entering, Tampering with Evidence and Obstructing Official Business.

On September 20, Perry entered a plea of guilty to Burglary for breaking into an apartment on Renrock Road in Cleveland Heights. Until his arrest by Cleveland Heights Police Sunday night, he had been free awaiting sentencing in that case.

The murder case indicted today will be assigned to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert McClelland who also presided over the defendant’s Burglary case.

Read the indictment here.

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