By Outer Banks Voice on January 25, 2021
On Friday, Jan. 15, the Kill Devil Hills Police Department conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of W. Durham Street related to two gun violations which occurred in the town.
The first violation occurred on Nov. 22, 2020 when residents in the area of East 3rd Street reported shots being fired at around 8:00 p.m. The second violation occurred on Jan. 14, 2021 at approximately 3:00 a.m. when neighbors reported shots fired in the 300 block of W. Durham Street. No persons were targeted in either incident and no property was reported damaged on either occasion.
In the investigation that followed, Kill Devil Hills Police identified the shooter as Daniel Charles Duke II, 36, of Kill Devil Hills. A 9 mm Taurus semiautomatic handgun was recovered during the course of the initial investigation. A 20-gauge shotgun was recovered during the subsequent search of Mr. Duke’s residence. The 9 mm was used in the E. 3rd Street incident and the shotgun was used in the West Durham Street incident.
Mr. Duke was charged with Discharging a Firearm in the Town Limits and Possession of Firearm by Felon for the E. 3rd Street incident. He was located and arrested by the Dare County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 16 and placed under a $11,500 bond. After further investigation connected Mr. Duke to the January 14th shooting incident, he turned himself in on the new Discharging a Firearm in the Town Limits and Firearm Possession by a Felon charges that were taken out by KDH PD investigators. On January 21, he was placed under a $23,000 bond for the new charges. Mr. Duke was able to satisfy the bond requirements for both charges.
Possession of Firearm by Felon is a Class G felony. Discharging a Firearm in the Town limits is a Class 3 misdemeanor. The Department would like to thank the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Nags Head Police Department and Kitty Hawk Police Department for their assistance with the Jan. 15 search warrant and the Sheriff’s Office for locating Mr. Duke so quickly after warrants were obtained for the Nov. 22 incident.