NORFOLK, Va. – Daniel Lee Horne, a 27-year-old Norfolk man, was sentenced in Norfolk Circuit Court on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, to 20 active years in prison for shooting and paralyzing then-28-year-old Tyquane L. Perry in 2020.
In the early morning of July 6, 2020, Mr. Perry visited the mother of his children at her apartment in the 300 block of East Brambleton Avenue. Unbeknownst to Mr. Perry, Mr. Horne was upstairs, also inside the apartment. When Mr. Perry walked upstairs to use the bathroom, Mr. Horne jumped out onto the staircase landing, began swearing at Mr. Perry and shot Mr. Perry once in the neck with a .45-caliber firearm.
Mr. Horne’s gunshot cut Mr. Perry’s spinal cord between the C5 and C7 cervical nerve levels, immediately paralyzing Mr. Perry from the chest-down. Mr. Perry now uses a wheelchair as a result of Mr. Horne’s assault.
Mr. Horne was convicted on May 26, 2022, by a jury of his peers of aggravated malicious wounding, maliciously discharging a firearm in an occupied building, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
On Friday, Judge Robert B. Rigney sentenced Mr. Horne to 20 active years in prison. Mr. Horne’s sentence includes 20 years with five suspended for aggravated malicious wounding, five years with three suspended for maliciously discharging a firearm, and three years for the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Mr. Horne’s suspended sentence is conditioned upon two years of uniform good behavior and indeterminate supervised probation following his release from prison.
“Mr. Horne has earned the 20 years he will serve in prison,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Ramin Fatehi. “He has robbed Mr. Perry of the ability to walk forever. It did not need to be this way. While we are proud to have achieved justice in the form of punishment for Mr. Horne, Mr. Perry will forever suffer the price of Mr. Horne’s senseless crime. We will always seek to hold accountable the perpetrators of gun violence.”
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert B. McFadden Jr. led the sentencing of Mr. Horne’s case on behalf of the Commonwealth. Please contact Nia Tariq at 757-620-5454 for more information.