The Wilmington Police Department joins the Delaware Department of Justice in announcing guilty pleas in connection with a 2017 homicide and two shooting incidents.
A second person has pleaded guilty in connection to a 2017 murder in Wilmington, as well as 2 other shootings. In January 2017, Therion Reese, 24, of Wilmington, was involved in a shooting that killed 21-year-old Kaden Young and left 20-year-old Shyjuan Dickerson wounded.
In February 2017, Reese fired several shots into a car at the intersection of Beech and Van Buren Streets in Wilmington, striking the teenage driver in the leg, and in December 2016, shot at a teen and his mother as they walked along South Jackson Street. Reese pleaded guilty to Murder Second Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Assault Second Degree, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited.
A Superior Court judge will sentence Reese, barred from having a gun because of felony adjudications as a juvenile, in October. Isaiah Baird, Reese’s co-defendant in the January 2017 shooting, pleaded guilty to Murder Second Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy First Degree and will also be sentenced in October.
Deputy Attorney Generals Daniel McBride and Michael DegliObizzi prosecuted the cases. Detective Robert Fox and Detective Devon Jones of the Wilmington Police Department led the investigation.
Detective Robert Fox was the lead investigator for the 2017 homicide incident and the additional guilty pleas related to two shooting incidents that were investigated by Detectives Devon Jones and Charles Puit.
“The guilty pleas reached in these cases would not have been possible without the efforts of the detectives assigned to each of the three cases,” said Sgt. Thomas Curley of the Criminal Investigations Division. “Thanks to their diligence, we are able to help bring some degree of closure to the family of a homicide victim as well as two shooting victims.”