Millsboro Man Arrested on Felony Firearm Charges After Accidentally Shooting Himself


A 44-year-old Millsboro man was arrested at an area hospital on firearm and other charges. He told Delaware state police troopers that he accidentally shot himself at his home on Cordrey Road. Police say Robert Bishop is a convicted felon prohibited from owning/possessing a firearm. Troopers recovered the firearm, ammunition, and a crossbow from Bishop’s residence. Bishop’s 54-year-old employee was in the garage with him when the firearm was discharged and was not injured. Bishop was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $6,000.00 cash bond for several capiases.

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Once discharged from the hospital, Bishop was taken to Troop 4 and charged with the following crimes:

  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Reckless Endangering Second Degree
  • Failure to Comply with Taking of Photos and Fingerprints

Bishop was arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Court 2 for these charges and several capiases. He was issued a $13,500 unsecured bond for these charges and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $6,000.00 cash bond for the capiases.