By Outer Banks Voice on August 10, 2020
Update 8/11/5:40 p.m.: The Kill Devil Hills Police Department has announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of KDH resident Isaias DePaul, 24, who is sought in connection with an Aug. 9 shooting incident on the 300 block of W. 3rd Street. Anyone who has any information is asked to call either the Dare County Crime Line at 252-473-3111 or the Kill Devil Hills Police at 252-473-3444 or 252-449-5337.
8/10 11:21 a.m.: On Aug. 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 W. 3rd 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 were known to each other. They had a verbal disagreement earlier in the day on the beach. The suspect later went to the victim’s residence 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 fled west on 3rd 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 Mr. DePaul’s whereabouts to contact us 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. Isaias DePaul may be in the company of his brother, Juan DePaul.
We’d also ask residents in the 3rd Street area (3rd, Clamshell, Indian Dr.) to keep an eye out for the gun used in this crime. While we can’t know for sure at this point if Mr. DePaul abandoned the weapon during his flight from the scene, it is a possibility. At this time, we 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.
This shooting incident is not related in any way to the prior shooting incident in Kill Devil Hills on July 28th, in which three people were arrested.
The Kill Devil Hills Police Department is grateful for the assistance of the Dare County Sheriff’s Office that provided personnel support during the investigation. Our thanks also to the telecommunicators who helped coordinate the quick response to this incident.