A 20-year-old man pleaded not guilty to murder in connection with the deadly shooting at Ala Moana Center Christmas night.
Dae Han Moon, 20, appeared at his arraignment at Circuit Court via closed-circuit video link this morning from the Oahu Community Correctional Center. His attorney, Alen Kaneshiro, entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of Moon.
Moon turned himself in at the Honolulu Police Department’s main headquarters Friday after an Oahu grand jury indicted him for second-degree murder in the shooting death of Steve “Stevie” Feliciano, 20.
Circuit Judge Colette Garibaldi confirmed his bail at $2 million. His trial has been set for the week of March 6.
The shooting occurred at about 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 25 on the fifth floor of Ala Moana Center’s Ewa wing parking structure. Feliciano and some friends allegedly went there to get some marijuana from another person when Moon and his friends arrived in a vehicle.
One of Moon’s friends allegedly started a fight with Feliciano, sparking others to take part in the brawl.
After the altercation, police said Moon returned to his car and retrieved a firearm. He allegedly struck Feliciano with the gun before he fired a gunshot into the back of his head.
Feliciano was transported to Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition and put on life support where he died three days later.
At the time of the shooting, Moon was free on $30,000 bail on charges of auto theft and firearm possession relating to a Dec. 5 incident.
William Kan, who was charged with first-degree hindering prosecution in connection with the shooting, also appeared in court today. His attorney entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of Kan. Police arrested Kan at his Punchbowl home Dec. 28 and released him after he posted $25,000 bail.
Police are still looking for Lance Bermudez, 25, who is wanted for hindering prosecution. Police said Kan and Bermudez threatened a witness to the shooting.
A $500,000 warrant has been issued for Bermudez’ arrest.