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Florida man harassed woman, fired shotgun at her, deputies say

Dean Moran, 47, of Holiday, was arrested Moran on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, burglary and criminal mischief, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. [Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
Dean Moran, 47, of Holiday, was arrested Moran on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, burglary and criminal mischief, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. [Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
Published Mar. 28, 2018

HOLIDAY — A Holiday man was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of firing a shotgun at two people through the front door of his home, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The incident involving Dean Moran, 47, took place late Tuesday evening, deputies said.

It started that night when he went into the garage of a nearby neighbor at 5907 Appletree Road, deputies said. Moran asked her for a kiss, deputies said, but when she refused, they started arguing. She asked him to leave. He didn't. Instead, he got angry, pushed the woman, then used a knife to stab the leather seat of her motorcycle, the arrest report said.

Deputies said Moran then went back to his home at 5817 Appletree Road. Shortly afterward, the neighbor took a male friend to Moran's home to confront him. The arrest report does not identify either.

Moran came to the front door with a shotgun, the pair later told deputies. He pointed the weapon at the man, according to the arrest report, and said he was "going to kill him." They closed the front door but Moran fired the shotgun through it, deputies said, causing a piece of wood to injure the man.

Moran was arrested about 2 a.m. Wednesday on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, burglary and criminal mischief. He was being held Wednesday in the Pasco County jail in lieu of $60,150 bail.

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