KDH Police arrest Colington man for pointing handgun  

By on February 15, 2024

(Kill Devil Hills Police)

Lorenzo G. Pacheco

This release concerns an incident that spanned three jurisdictions in Dare County. We can only provide information concerning the parts that occurred in Kill Devil Hills and for which Kill Devil Hills Police Department has jurisdiction.

On Feb. 14, at approximately 12:05 p.m., Kill Devil Hills Police were dispatched to a call involving an ongoing and mobile dispute between two parties that started in the Colington area of Dare County and was moving into Kill Devil Hills. Ultimately, the dispute wound up in Kitty Hawk, NC where an arrest was made based off of criminal violations that occurred in Kill Devil Hills and Colington.

In the course of the dispute, our investigation determined that Lorenzo G. Pacheco, 22, of Colington, pointed a handgun at the victim, a 39-year-old Colington resident, while at the stoplight at US 158 and 1st Street. The weapon, a Glock 22 with an extended magazine (22- round capacity) was seized in connection with this incident.

Mr. Pacheco was charged by our agency with Assault by Pointing a Gun (GS 14-34) which is a Class A1 misdemeanor. He was placed under a $10,000 secured bond which he satisfied and was released later that same day.



  • Rob

    Put da gun down ese

    Thursday, Feb 15 @ 9:13 pm
  • Local

    Released later that day ? Bet he was here Illegally. Probably gave his gun back too !!

    Friday, Feb 16 @ 7:51 am
  • Ray T

    There are several other Federal Charges, if he were an Illegal alien/Immigrant, even with a work permit. If his Immigration status was not checked, then we are in violation of Immigration Laws, and he should have NOT have been provided a chance for bail! He should have been turned over to ICE and detained and ultimately deported due to the Federal felony he allegedly committted. If he had a handgun illegally (Migrants cannot possess handguns) then he will ILLEGALLY obtain another! Someone else will ultimately be victimized! This is all null and void if he is a Citizen of the US, so no offense against the men and women in Blue if he is. I am a BIG supporter of their great work! This is a political issue, in a broken immigration system, if that is the case. We are not a Sanctuary County, so holding back his immigration status is not legal, it is political. If he is a US citizen, then I understand, but we have several illegal immigrants seeking asylum and working in this area,

    Friday, Feb 16 @ 8:12 am
  • Frank

    Dreamer? Future Democratic Party voter? Born here? Here legally? Biden supporter or MAGA? How does anyone know the answer to those questions based on his name and the info provided in the article?

    Friday, Feb 16 @ 9:03 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Sorry Frank, I don’t think it’s a journalistic imperative to burrow into the histories and political leanings of everyone who gets arrested. You’ll have to do that research yourself.

    Friday, Feb 16 @ 9:25 pm
  • Dethrol

    Mark, I’m confused. So it’s not “a journalistic imperative to burrow into the histories and political leanings of everyone who gets arrested.” But it is a journalistic imperative to cherry-pick an arrest to write a story on? This guy IS NOT the only person arrested in Dare County in the last few days. So I’m confused why you chose this incident to write a story on. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good story and one I care to hear about. However, don’t be a jerk when someone asks for more information on your journalistic effort. You dressed down Frank for asking a legitimate question and the funny thing is, you picked his comment to publish just so you could be a jerk. Be better.

    Friday, Feb 16 @ 9:38 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    So Dethrol, you might want to read Frank’s comment today.
    As far as why this story got written as opposed to some other people who got arrested in Dare County, I’m sure you understand that reporters aren’t on the streets 24/7 to monitor crime. So there are two ways we find out about certain cases. One, the local law enforcement agency sends us information or contacts us, or two, we get a tip from the public which we then pursue. In this case, we were alerted by a resident to a situation she had seen regarding a number of officers at the Walmart in Kitty Hawk. We then contacted the Dare County Sheriff’s office and the Kill Devil Hills Police when we learned they were involved. The Kill Devil Hills Police then issued the release we reported on and whatever your thoughts, pointing a gun at someone seems to merit coverage. Journalism isn’t a mystery. Unless we witness something personally, journalists need someone to alert us to criminal activity.

    Saturday, Feb 17 @ 8:37 am
  • pat

    most of the illegals that are here are super quiet and do NOT get in trouble..for the simple fact that they do NOT want to get deported and go back to whatever they came from..statistically speaking…

    Friday, Feb 16 @ 10:25 pm
  • frank

    Exactly my point, Mark. Other commentators seem to make an assumption based on a name and photo.

    Friday, Feb 16 @ 10:35 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice


    Saturday, Feb 17 @ 8:28 am
  • stephen

    Pointing gun at anther person. was there ammo in the gun at the time. if so, the offender is a threat to community and being out on a
    merely $10K bond is ridiculous.

    Saturday, Feb 17 @ 5:47 pm