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Ala Moana Center shooting suspect sought


    Dae Han Moon, 20, is wanted by police for second-degree attempted murder.

CrimeStoppers and Honolulu police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man wanted for attempted murder in connection with a shooting at Ala Moana Center that critically injured a 20-year-old man.

Police identified the suspect as Dae Han Moon, 20, also known as Daehan Moon.

At about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the fifth-level parking lot on the Ewa side of the shopping center, Moon and his friends got into an argument with the victim and his friends. Police said the argument intensified and Moon allegedly grabbed a firearm from his vehicle and shot the victim.

He and his friends fled the scene before police arrived.

Emergency Medical Services reported the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the back of his head. Paramedics administered advanced life support before transporting him to a trauma hospital in critical condition.

Earlier this month, prosecutors charged Moon after he allegedly struck a police vehicle he was operating when he attempted to flee from officers.

At about 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 5, patrol officers responded to a report of suspicious activity at an apartment building on Kaheka Street. When police arrived, Moon allegedly entered a vehicle and attempted to flee but struck a police vehicle and rock wall.

He then fled on foot but was apprehended by officers shortly after. Police said a firearm was found on the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

Moon was charged with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and a related firearms charge. He posted bail on Dec. 7. On Dec. 19, Moon pleaded not guilty to the charges at Circuit Court, according to court records.

Judge Colette Garibaldi prohibited him from possessing any firearms and set his trial for the week of Feb. 21.

Moon has a criminal record of driving under the influence of drugs.

He is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Moon’s whereabouts is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

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