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(BIVN) – Hawaii Police Department shared a detailed news release Tuesday about an alleged shooting incident in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision that left one man with a gunshot wound to the thigh.

On May 13, police said 48-year-old Daniel Moriarty was arrested for second-degree assault after a 49-year-old male victim (eventually) reported that he had been shot with a “rusty black powder revolver-style pistol.”



From the Hawaii Police Department:

On May 10, 2024, just before 3 p.m., Ka’ū patrol officers responded to the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision on a report of an unknown type of disturbance, described as three men shouting in the area of ​​Coral Parkway between King Kamehameha Boulevard and Tiki. Roadway. When the officer arrived on scene, they observed a verbal disagreement taking place and observed an unknown male who appeared to be bleeding, possibly from his right hand, with blood running down his right pant leg. Officers attempted to identify the male party and were given the name ‘Johnny Depp’. When asked, the same man informed officers several times that he did not require police or medical attention and was not cooperating.

On May 10, 2024, just before 4:00 PM, Ka’ū patrol officers received a transfer from the Hawaii Fire Department stating that there was a male group in the roadway claiming he had just been shot. Upon arrival, officers observed the same uncooperative male group from the previous call, now with blood on his hands, face and legs. The man was again asked if he needed police or medical attention and was told something to the effect of “No”, he was fine and went home. Officers then followed the male party to his residence in the 92-8300 block of Bamboo Lane, where they spoke with the unknown man’s sister. She said the 49-year-old man was her brother and that he is mentally ill. Officers informed the man’s sister of the events that had previously occurred to her and reiterated to her that his injuries appeared to be serious and that they wanted to speak with him in hopes of finding out how he suffered his injuries. The injured man then told officers he had cut his finger on a glass wine bottle and made no mention of being shot in the leg. He again refused medical attention.



On May 10, 2024, just before 5 p.m., the injured man’s sister called the police requesting a police and medical return as her brother had now informed her that he had been shot in the leg. Upon arrival, officers were advised that the injured victim had been shot in the leg by a man, identified as Daniel Moriarty. Officers re-interviewed the victim and told them he had initially been attacked by a male group near where officers first contacted him. He said he did not need police assistance at that time because he felt he could handle the situation himself.

The victim said he went to Moriarty’s home for help because he was being attacked by several men, unknown how many. The victim then said he knocked on Moriarty’s door and asked him for help, at which point Moriarty told him something along the lines of “Go away before I shoot you.” The victim said he was about to leave when Moriarty pulled out a black handgun described as having a 7- to 8-inch barrel and shot him. The victim believed the gun was a black powder pistol because there was a delay from the time the trigger was pulled and smoke came out of the barrel. The victim was then transported by ambulance to Kona Community Hospital, where it was determined that a bullet was lodged in the victim’s right thigh. There was no damage to bones or arteries and the injury was described as a “gunshot wound to the right lateral thigh with muscle damage.”

The Area II Criminal Investigative Section (CIS) was notified and continued the investigation. Search warrants were served on Moriarty’s home prior to his arrest. Both arrest warrants were executed on May 13, 2024, just after 5 p.m., and Moriarty was apprehended without incident.

A search of Moriarty’s home revealed a rusty revolver-style handgun loaded with black powder.

On May 14, 2024, after consultation with provincial prosecutors, Moriarty was released pending further investigation.