Man sentenced to at least 18 years in cousin’s deadly shooting

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Perry Thompson

A man was sentenced to a minimum of 18 years in prison in connection to the deadly shooting of his cousin two years ago at a Dayton apartment.

A Montgomery County Common Pleas Court judge on Wednesday sentenced 27-year-old Perry Maurice Thompson to 18 to 23½ years in prison, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. Thompson also was ordered to pay restitution to the victim’s family for funeral expenses.

The charges stemmed from the Aug. 9, 2020, shooting of 24-year-old Kyron Cannady.

Thompson pleaded guilty in July to involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence and having weapons under disability, according to court records.

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Dayton police said Thompson shot Cannady multiple times while inside an apartment in the 100 block of Salem Avenue.

“It was actually over the purchase of a bottle of alcohol,” Dayton police Maj. Jason Hall previously said. “This altercation escalated into a physical fight and unfortunately gunfire, resulting in the death of the victim.”

In August 2020, U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team arrested Thompson with assistance from Dayton police.

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