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DOJ say’s Michael Reams Killer likely to Face 18 Years To Life In Prison

A Newark man has pled guilty to charges related to the December 10, 2020 murder of Michael Reams in Wilmington.

WILMINGTON (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: “Justice was served. This plea was the product of excellent work by our prosecutors and was made possible because of the quick reaction and good work of a Wilmington police officer,” said Attorney General Jennings. “As we move toward sentencing, I hope that Mr. Reams’ family and loved ones can find some closure and healing in the resolution of this case. I’m grateful to the Wilmington Police Department for its work in this case and all the steps it has taken to help bring gun crime under control in our city.”

“A Wilmington Police officer, on patrol on his assigned area, was able to arrest this suspect just moments after the fatal shooting occurred,” said Wilmington Police Chief Robert J. Tracy. “We hope this plea, and the sentence that follows, can bring a degree of comfort to the family of the victim, and we appreciate the efforts of the Attorney General’s Office in prosecuting this case and securing this plea agreement.”

Dashan Perrigan, 32, was arrested after a Wilmington police officer on patrol in the area heard gunshots and ran toward the noise, spotting Perrigan fleeing with a gun. Perrigan, who witnesses also identified as the shooter, was caught following a brief pursuit. He pleaded guilty on April 27, 2022 to Murder 2nd Degree and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

Perrigan, who faces a prison sentence of 18 years to life, will be sentenced following a pre-sentencing investigation.

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