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Man Charged in Friday Officer-Involved Shooting

April 14, 2015, 10:22 AM HST
* Updated April 14, 10:24 AM
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Twenty-four-year-old Daesyn Pacheco-Muragin of Mountain View, who was involved in an incident Friday afternoon that led to a Hawai’i Police Department officer firing gunshots, is facing multiple offenses.

Pacheco-Muragin was charged Monday night with two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, one count of second-degree reckless endangering, three counts of unauthorized control of a propelled vehicles, two counts of third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, and one weapons offense.

The incident began on Friday afternoon when an officer reportedly noticed a suspicious vehicle in the Royal Hawaiian Estates subdivision. The vehicle fled after driving directly at a police vehicle. Minutes later, police said the vehicle drove through active road construction and directly toward an officer who was on foot directing traffic. In response to the threatening advancement, the officer fired three shots at the vehicle Pacheco-Muragin was driving before he drove towards the Hilo area.

On Sunday, HPD executed a search warrant on the home of Pacheco-Muragin. He was arrested on two outstanding bench warrants and on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, four counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, and one count of attempted criminal property damage.

Bail for the offenses was set at $102,000. Pacheco-Muragin remained at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance, scheduled for Tuesday.

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