Kau shooting update 09-17-05

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
KONA CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
DETECTIVE ZACHARY HOUCHIN
PHONE: 326-4646
SEPTEMBER 17, 2005

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE

A 21-year old female suspect was arrested Friday (September 16, 2005) afternoon, after she was identified as a suspect in a shooting that took place earlier in the day. Investigators recovered a loaded firearm suspected of being the weapon used. Additional suspects are being sought for questioning. The female has not been charged pending additional investigation.

On September 16, 2005, at about 10:50 a.m., Ka’u police and rescue personnel responded to a report of a man having driven himself to the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates shopping center, after having been injured at a different location. Upon arrival officers learned that a 43-year old male, from Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, had received superficial wounds to the upper part of his body from an apparent gunshot.

The victim was first transported to the Ka’u Hospital by fire rescue before being transferred to the Hilo Medical Center for additional treatment. The victim is listed in good condition and is expected to recover fully from his injuries.

Investigators determined that the incident occurred on “The Road to the Sea” in Kau. An Attempted Murder investigation was initiated and the motive for this incident is still under investigation.

Detectives from the Kona Criminal Investigation Section, are continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Detective Zachary Houchin, at the Kona Criminal Investigation Section at 326-4646 extension 268 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept strictly confidential.

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