Cuyahoga County

Shooter of 15-year-old pleads guilty to Aggravated Murder


Cleveland – Daveion Perry, the man accused of fatally shooting 15-year-old Sunny Patel during an armed robbery in Cleveland Heights, appeared in court today and pled guilty to Aggravated Murder and all other counts in the indictment.

Mr. Perry made a full confession with his attorney present to avoid a possible capital murder charge for the October 14 shooting death at Mr. Hero on South Taylor Road. The restaurant is owned by the victim’s uncle and aunt.

Mr. Perry’s crime spree began on Friday, October 14, when he committed the murder and armed robbery at Mr. Hero. On October 15, he brandished a weapon and robbed a Subway restaurant in University Heights. He then robbed the Dollar General store on Lee Road in Cleveland Heights the following day.

Cleveland Heights Police apprehended Mr. Perry on Overlook Road shortly after he left Dollar General.

The fifteen charges in the indictment include one count of Aggravated Murder, five counts of Aggravated Robbery, four counts of Kidnapping, two counts of Felonious Assault, and one count each of Breaking and Entering, Obstructing Official Business and Tampering with Evidence.

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Robert C. McClelland will sentence Perry on Friday, October 28.

Perry remains in the Cuyahoga County Jail on $1 million bond.

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