“These defendants committed a cold-blooded murder by luring a rival and ambushing him from behind. They received a just punishment today for this outrageous act of violence,” said Thompson.
According to trial testimony, on December 19, 2012 at about 6:15pm, after Perry lured Henry Dankwah out of a grocery store Ammonds and an accomplice, Michael “Mikey” Torres, 24, both shot and killed the victim on West 36th Street between Neptune and Mermaid Avenues in Coney Island, Brooklyn, prosecutors said.
The evidence showed that earlier in the day Dankwah was heard making threats against Ammonds after which Dankwah went to a store in the vicinity of West 36th Street and Neptune Avenue. Perry started a conversation with him inside the store and then exited the store with him and the two of them proceeded to walk on West 36th Street, according to the DA. Torres and Ammonds, who were waiting across the street from the store, then crept up behind the victim. Torres, armed with a .45-caliber firearm, and Ammonds, armed with a .9-mm firearm, opened fire, striking the victim a total of 13 times.
The three perpetrators were arrested in March and April of 2014, following an investigation. Torres, also a member of the “Sex Money Murder” gang, from the Bronx, pleaded guilty on February 17, 2016 to second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was sentenced on April 1 to 15 years to life in prison.