UPDATED: Suspect in Kill Devil Hills shooting surrenders without incident

Isaias DePaul

UPDATED, Wednesday 5:15 p.m.: The suspect wanted in connection with a shooting Sunday night on West 3rd Street in Kill Devil Hills turned himself into police earlier today.

Isaias E. DePaul, 24, of Kill Devil Hills, was taken into custody without incident following an arrangement with his attorney.

DePaul was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and was booked into the Dare County Detention Center. Bond was set at $20,000 secured.

“The Kill Devil Hills Police Department would like to thank the Nags Head Police Department, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office and the N.C. SBI Fugitive and Missing Person Task Force who were instrumental in the search for Mr. DePaul, which helped bring pressure on Mr. DePaul to surrender himself,” said Police Chief Gary L. Britt.

The victim in the shooting has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Earlier story:

Kill Devil Hills police are searching for a 24-year-old man wanted in a shooting Sunday night on West 3rd Street.

Officers were called to a home in the 300 block at 9:01 p.m., where they found the victim with a gunshot wound to the leg. The shooter had fled the scene.

The investigation determined that the victim and suspect know each other and had an argument earlier in the day on the beach, police said in a news release.

The suspect later went to the victim’s home on 3rd Street with his brother and another friend, where they assaulted the victim and his friends in the front yard, police said. 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.

Police have identified the suspect as Isaias E. DePaul, 24, of Kill Devil Hills. There are warrants for his arrest and the police department is asking for anyone with information about Mr. DePaul’s whereabouts to contact them 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.

Police are also asking residents in the 3rd Street area (3rd, Clamshell, Indian Drive) 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,” the news release said. “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.”

Isaias DePaul may be in the company of his brother, Juan DePaul.

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