Dover Police investigate Thanksgiving Day homicide

Delaware State News
Posted 11/24/22

DOVER — The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a Dover man who was found outside his residence in the unit block of Forest Creek Drive on Thursday.

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Dover Police investigate Thanksgiving Day homicide

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DOVER — The Dover Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a Dover man who was found outside his residence in the unit block of Forest Creek Drive on Thursday.

The investigation began at approximately 3:42 a.m., when Dover Police received the call for a shooting at a residence. Officers responded and located Walter Pereira, 29, of Dover, laying on the ground with gunshot wounds, said Dover Police Department Public Information Officer Master Cpl. Ryan Schmid.

Officers and paramedics began lifesaving efforts until Mr. Pereira was transported to an area hospital, where he later died. The shooting suspects are described as being two black males. No further description is available at this time, Cpl. Schmid said.

As part of the investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence and located the following evidence; AK47 rifle, AR-15 rifle, 12-gauge shotgun, Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun, KBI Inc handgun, Springfield Armory 9mm handgun, Freedom Arms .22 Caliber handgun, 2,130.4 grams of marijuana, 914 doses of M/30 oxycodone pills, 27 grams of methamphetamine, 6.38 grams of cocaine, 30 doses of LSD, $7,186 and several pieces of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Rayvaughn Jones, 29, of Dover, was arrested leaving the residence where this shooting occurred. Through the ensuing investigation, it was determined that Jones lives at the residence with Mr. Pereira, police said.

Jones was arrested without incident and charged with various firearm and drug charges.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

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