PHILADELPHIA (February 27, 2023) — District Attorney Larry Krasner and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Gun Violence Strategies Initiative and Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit announced the conviction of Ulysses Perry (DOB 11/3/1998) for shooting and seriously wounding another man following an argument in the city’s Fairhill section in October of 2020. Perry was found guilty after a waiver trial of Aggravated Assault – Attempt to Cause Serious Bodily Injury (F1), VUFA – 6106 (F3), Simple Assault (M2), Reckless Endangerment (M2), and related firearm charges.range of serious injuries ranging from a shattered femur to damage to his bladder and bowels. Investigators later recovered fired cartridge casings from the crime scene but were not able to recover the crime gun itself.The incident began when Perry arrived at the home of his ex-partner’s new boyfriend after Perry repeatedly called and texted her demanding to speak to her. Upon arriving at the residence, the defendant banged on the door for several minutes, insisting that his ex-partner leave the premises with him. The female’s current boyfriend then confronted the defendant outside and an argument ensued. The defendant produced a firearm and fired seven shots, four of which struck and seriously wounded the complainant boyfriend. The victim required multiple surgeries after suffering a
Perry then fled the scene in his vehicle and absconded, but was eventually arrested in January of 2021 after turning himself in to authorities. Assistant District Attorney John Paul Bezerra utilized ballistics evidence — including the fact that the defendant fired a second round of shots into the victim as he was prostrate on the ground — and eyewitness testimony to disprove the defendant’s false claim of self-defense and convict the defendant.“The survivors of this violent incident and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office are grateful to ADA Bezerra for securing justice in this case,” said DA Krasner. “I’m also proud of the work that our Gun Violence Strategies Initiative, in conjunction with the DAO’s Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit, are doing to make communities across Philadelphia safer. The twin scourges of gun violence and domestic violence are felt in every corner of this city, but my office wants those who are being victimized to know that you are not alone, and that with your help and the public’s help, we will hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes.” “First, I want to thank all of the support staff involved in helping to prepare this case for trial. I also thank the Good Samaritan who stopped and assisted the victim as he lay bleeding on the ground following this shooting, as well as the medical professionals at Temple University who helped save this man’s life,” said ADA Bezerra. “I also commend the bravery of the eyewitness who came to court to testify about what she saw transpire on that day almost three years ago, as well as the victim in this case, who trusted me to retell his story as he relived the trauma of that awful day. Domestic violence and gun violence affect everyone.”
Perry is currently scheduled for sentencing before the Hon. Anthony G. Kyriakakis on April 17, 2023.
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