Arrest made in Thanksgiving Day homicide in Dover

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DOVER, Del. – Dover Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of 29-year-old Walter Pereira on Thanksgiving Day.

The incident took place at around 3:40 a.m. on November 24th, at a residence in the unit block of Forest Creek Drive. Officers arrived on scene and found Pereira laying on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers and paramedics began lifesaving efforts until Pereira was taken to an area hospital, where he later died from his injuries. 29-year-old Rayvaughn Jones was arrested as he was leaving the residence where the shooting occurred, and it was determined that Jones lived at the residence with Pereira.

A search warrant was obtained as part of the investigation, leading to the recovery of an 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.

Jones was charged with numerous drug and firearm offenses.

On Wednesday, officers arrested 17-year-old Tyre Blue after he was identified as a suspect involved in this incident. He was charged with first degree murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, and possession of ammunition by a person prohibited.

Blue is being held at Stevenson House on a $150,000 cash bail.

Our original story on the homicide can be found here.

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