CLEVELAND - A young man formally charged last week in the fatal shooting of a teenage worker at a sandwich shop in Cleveland Heights has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and 14 other counts in an indictment handed up less than a week ago.
Daveion Perry wasn't scheduled to be arraigned until next week but instead pleaded guilty to the charges Wednesday in a Cleveland courtroom.
The 20-year-old stood accused of shooting 15-year-old Sunny Ravi Patel in the head before taking cash from a Mr. Hero sandwich shop in Cleveland Heights on Oct. 14.
The restaurant is owned by the victim’s uncle and aunt.
On Oct. 14, Perry started a series of acts with the murder and armed robbery at the Mr. Hero.
The next day, he waved a gun around a Subway restaurant in University Heights and stole money
Police and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office said he then robbed the Dollar General store on Lee Road in Cleveland Heights on Oct. 16. According to the prosecutor, Cleveland Heights Police caught Perry on Overlook Road shortly after he left Dollar General.
The 15 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 and he could face life in prison without parole.
Perry remains in Cuyahoga County Jail on $1 million bond.
Perry's attorney didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday. He previously said Perry was "upset with what he did" but wouldn't elaborate.