A 22-year-old man will spend two years in jail for his role in a fight that ended in the shooting death of another man in a Parkland park and an unrelated robbery.
Earlier this month, Derious Dyer pleaded guilty to third degree assault in connection with the November 24, 2019 homicide of 18-year-old Jacob Dawson. After being shot, Dawson sent a Snapchat video of himself bleeding to several friends asking for help.
He died at St. Joseph Medical Center after speaking briefly with investigators.
Although Dyer did not shoot Dawson, he pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot Dawson and his friends before engaging in a fight.
Riley Emmett, the shooter, was sentenced in December to nine years and five months in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter.
The charge papers give this account:
Earlier in the day, Dawson and two of his friends had a confrontation with two of Emmett’s friends, but it was cut short. The band agreed to meet later at Mayfair Playfield to settle the dispute.
Dawson showed up with four friends and Dyer approached to ask if anyone had a gun. After one of Dawson’s friends denied they were armed, Dyer pulled out a handgun and threatened to shoot them. He then put the gun away and fought one of Dawson’s friends.
When one of Dawson’s other friends confronted Emmett about a previous fight, Emmett had someone hand him his gun and started shooting behind him as he walked away. At least one of the bullets hit Dawson, who was standing near a vehicle about 15 to 20 feet away.
Detectives said Dawson was not involved in the fighting.
Dawson took a Snapchat of himself after being shot, saying “I can’t move…I just got shot…call the cops,” the records say.
Her cell phone had 40 Snapchat notifications and a text message asking if the video was real.
Dawson attended Clover Park Technical College and “was a very loyal friend and would do anything he could to help his family and friends when asked,” according to his obituary.
Investigators later identified Emmett as the shooter.
On Wednesday, Dyer was sentenced to 12 months in prison for his role in the homicide, but with time credit, he has only 44 days left. He was also sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday for a March 2021 robbery where he and three others held a man at gunpoint in a Tacoma parking lot before stealing cash and other items. Valuable objects.
Police later determined that Dyer was holding a taser rather than a handgun during the robbery.