Dover man killed, search turns up assault weapons

Police say a Dover man was killed outside his home and a subsequent search of the property turned up two assault-style guns among other weapons and drugs.

Dover Police identified the dead man as 29-year-old Walter Pereira, saying he was shot outside the home early Thursday morning.

Police were alerted to the shooting at 3:42 a.m. on Forest Creek Drive. Upon arrival, officers and paramedics found Pereira lying on the ground with gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

A search of the home turned up 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.

Rayvaughn Jones, 29, who lived with Pereira, was arrested without incident and faces 13 charges.

The investigation is still ongoing. Dover Police encourages anyone with information to contact the department at 302-736-7130 or through Delaware Crime Stoppers' database.

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This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: Dover Delaware man killed outside his home, guns, drugs found