DEARBORN – A man received a 30 to 50 year prison sentence Wednesday for a fatal shooting at the Dearborn Hampton Inn last year.
Reichard Lee Williams-Lewis shot and killed 55-year-old hotel employee Tyrone Chapple on Oct. 6, 2022. Williams-Lewis pleaded guilty to second-degree murder last month.
Police said Chapple was getting off the elevator to check on other hotel staff who were asking Williams-Lewis to leave after a noise complaint when the suspect allegedly shot Chapple. He then stood over him and shot him in the head twice. Williams-Lewis then barricaded himself in a hotel room for about seven hours.
“He was a 55-year-old from Riverview and had an amazing family that cared deeply for him,” Dearborn Police Chief Issa Shahin said after the crime occurred. “He was gunned down just doing his job checking on people.”
A 21-year-old woman was also hurt after she was hit by shrapnel when Williams-Lewis allegedly fired shots near the front desk.