Accidental Gun Discharge Leads To $85K Cash Only Bail

Milford Police have arrested Damian J. Lee, 24 of Milford on multiple charges following a gun discharge.

Officials said on February 24, 2023, at approximately 1:50 pm, officers from the Milford Police Department responded to the BP gas station in the 600 block of Northwest Front Street for a report of an individual discharging a firearm inside the store.

The investigation showed that a male suspect placed an item for purchase on the counter and in doing so, discharged a handgun in his pocket toward the ground.  The suspect fled the store and a subsequent search located him in a vehicle being driven on Lakeview Avenue police said. 

A stop of the vehicle located Lee, who was later identified as the individual in the store who discharged the firearm according to police.  Officials said further investigation during the stop located 840.7 grams of suspected marijuana.  As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for Lee’s residence.

The search warrant resulted in 60.8 grams of additional marijuana being located according to police. Police also found drug paraphernalia and a stolen firearm. Lee has been charged with Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Tier 1 Quantity, Possession of Marijuana Other Than Personal Use Quantity, three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  

He was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $85,300.00 cash only and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution.