Derious Dyer: Suspect in deadly shooting case surrenders in Pierce County

TACOMA –– Pierce County Sheriff’s detectives say Derious Dyer surrendered two days after he was first featured on Washington’s Most Wanted.

Dyer was booked into the Pierce County jail on charges of Assault 2nd degree and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 2nd Degree.

WANTED IN PIERCE COUNTY —
Pierce County detectives consider convicted felon, Derious Dyer, ‘armed and dangerous’ since the gun used to kill a young man near a playfield in Parkland has not been recovered.

Dyer, a.k.a. ‘Tiny Devil,’ is wanted for assault, not murder though, because while detectives say it was his gun used to shoot 18-year-old Jacob Dawson during a fight between several people on November 24th, Dyer did not pull the trigger. “He’s wanted, because he brought a weapon to a fight and he gave the weapon to his friend, his friend ended-up shooting and killing somebody, so that puts him in the responsibility category and he took off knowing that happened and he was actually involved in the fight. It was his gun he brought to the scene. His buddy took it while he was fighting and shot somebody else, so we definitely want to get him picked up,” said Pierce County Sheriff’s Det. Ed Troyer.

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The shooting suspect is in custody in the Pierce County Jail.

Since Dyer is a convicted felon, he’s not allowed to have a gun, so he's wanted for illegally having a firearm, as well as the assault charge.

He's 20 years old.

If you know where he's hiding, use the P3 Tips App on your smart phone to submit the information to Crime Stoppers, or call the hot line at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

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