UPDATED: Second Arrest in 2022 Thanksgiving Day Murder in Dover


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UPDATED – 12-01-23: Dover Police with help from the US Marshal’s Service First State Fugitive Task Force have arrested a second man in connection with the shooting death of 29 year old Walter Pereira of Dover on Thanksgiving morning of 2022. The investigation led police to identify 23 year old Khalil Peden of Bear as a suspect – and on November 6th Peden was indicted by a Grand Jury. Peden was arrested Thursday at a residence in Wilmington and arraigned at Kent County Superior Court on charges of 1st degree murder, conspiracy and weapons offenses. Peden is being held at SCI in default of $1-million cash bail.


ORIGINAL STORY – 12/08/22 – Dover Police have arrested 17-year-old Tyre Blue of Dover in connection with a shooting that occurred on Forest Creek Drive on November 24th. Officers found 29-year old Walter Pereira of Dover at a residence on the ground with gun shot wounds. Officers and Paramedics tried to save his life, but he later died after being taken to an area hospital.

Blue is currently at Stevenson House on $150,000 cash bail on the following charges:

  • Murder in the First Degree
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
  • Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited

29-year old Rayvaughn Jones of Dover had been arrested when he left the place where the shooting occurred. He was charged with numerous drug and weapons-related offenses, but not charged in connection with the shooting.