Local Man Wanted for Shooting in Kill Devil Hills
The Kill Devil Hills Police Department is looking for a local man who was involved in a shooting that took place in the town last night and is asking the public to contact them if they have any information about the suspect.
On Sunday, August 9, at approximately 9:01 p.m., Kill Devil Hills Police were dispatched to a 911 call involving a shooting incident in the 300 block of West Third Street. The caller advised their friend had been shot in the leg and the shooter had fled the scene. Police, Fire, and EMS responded to the call.
The investigation determined that the victim and suspect knew each other and had a verbal disagreement earlier in the day on the beach. The suspect later went to the victim’s residence on Third Street with his brother and another friend. They assaulted the victim and his friends in the front yard. The fistfight escalated and the suspect produced a gun which he used to shoot the victim in the leg. The suspect and his associates then fled west on Third Street.
The suspect in this case is Isaias E. DePaul, 24, of Kill Devil Hills. There are warrants for his arrest and the Department is asking for anyone with information about DePaul’s whereabouts to contact KDH Police immediately. Tips may also so be sent through Dare Community Crime Line by calling (252) 473-3111 or by using the online tip form at darecommunitycrimeline.org.
The Department is also asking residents in the Third Street area (Third, Clamshell, Indian Drive.) to keep an eye out for the gun used in this crime. While it is unknown for sure at this point if DePaul abandoned the weapon during his flight from the scene, it is a possibility. At this time, authorities are unable to provide an exact description of the type of weapon used, though it may be a small caliber revolver or semiautomatic. If you find the weapon, please do not touch it and call 911 immediately.
Isaias DePaul may be in the company of his brother, Juan DePaul.
This shooting incident is not related in any way to the prior shooting incident in Kill Devil Hills on July 28, according to the Department.
The Kill Devil Hills Police Department expressed gratitude for the assistance of the Dare County Sheriff’s Office that provided personnel support during the investigation, as well as the telecommunicators who helped coordinate the quick response to this incident.