Peralta waived a preliminary hearing Thursday morning, and his case was ordered to trial.
That will likely take place next year, unless a guilty plea is made.
Peralta is charged with attempted homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, and related charges for the Nov. 21, 2010 incident at the Bridgeport supermarket.
Peralta, 38, allegedly shot Brian Fantom, the store’s security officer, while fleeing the store with stolen items.
On Thursday, constables escorted Peralta into a holding cell inside District Judge Denise Commins’ office, shackled and handcuffed.
After a 30-minute chat in the cell with his attorney Merrill Spahn, Peralta agreed to waive all charges to Lancaster County court.
By waiving, Peralta isn’t admitting to a crime. Rather, he waived the right to challenge that there is a sufficient basis for the charges.
He was then taken back to Lancaster County Prison on $1 million bail.
Fantom, a married father of two young children, chased down and tackled Peralta in the parking lot of Weis Markets on Lincoln Highway East when shots were fired, police reported.
Fantom also was pistol-whipped, police said.
He was then shot in the stomach; the bullet narrowly missed his spine.
Peralta was on the run for months after the incident. He was picked up on May 27 in New York City, officials said.