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UPDATE: Third accomplice convicted for role in 2016 Salisbury murder

SALISBURY, Md. - A third man involved in the 2016 murder of Keonte Gaskins was convicted by a jury on Friday afternoon, in Wicomico County.

The Wicomico County States Attorney's Office says on Friday, 21-year-old Daquan Dickerson was convicted of the charges of second degree murder, assault first degree, attempted armed robbery, and several conspiracy and handgun counts by a jury, in Wicomico County. The charge stems from an incident that happened on May 11, 2016 where Dickerson and two accomplices were involved in the shooting death of Keonte Gaskins, in Salisbury.

On that day, just after midnight, Dickerson along with Joshua Perry and Gerald Savage went to the Waterside Apartments, on Parsons Road, to apparently get revenge on the individual who allegedly robbed Dickerson previously. Dickerson then exited the vehicle and approached 21-year-old Keonte Gaskins, shooting him multiple times resulting in his death. Gaskins was not involved in the previous robbery of Dickerson.

Perry and Savage pleaded guilty to their roles in the 2016 murder. Both accomplices testified at Dickerson's trial.

A sentence for Dickerson has not yet been announced. He is currently being held without bail pending sentencing and on charges of an unrelated crime.

Wicomico County State's Attorney Ella M. Disharoon thanked the Salisbury Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, the Maryland State Police Homicide, other allied agencies, and Assistant State's Attorneys Kristen M. Schultz and Karen Dean for their work and prosecution of this case.


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