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Camden Man Charged After Accidental Discharge of Firearm in Grocery Store Parking Lot 5-11-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-12360

Date/Time:  Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at 1:26PM

Location:  Parking Lot of Lidl Grocery Store, 150 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department arrested 48-year-old Camden man after an accidental discharge of a firearm resulted in damage to a vehicle.  At approximately 1:26PM on May 9th, officers responded to the Lidl parking lot for a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, they learned that a vehicle had been shot and that a white male suspect in a red colored Jeep SUV had fled the scene.  A witness reported seeing the suspect (David Perrera) fidgeting with an object in his lap when they heard a gunshot and saw that the suspect’s Jeep SUV had sustained damage as well as the other vehicle that was struck.

While officers were on scene gathering information, additional officers located the suspect’s SUV and conducted a vehicle stop in the area of 400 N. DuPont Highway in Dover.  Perrera was taken into custody without incident and a search warrant was obtained for the vehicle.  The search led to the discovery of a 9mm handgun inside of the vehicle, which Perrera was prohibited from possessing.

Perrera was committed to SCI on a $21,101 secured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited
-Reckless Endangering 1st Degree
-Criminal Mischief 
-City Ordinance: Unlawful Discharge of Firearm

David Perrera