Kona attempted murder 01-03-07

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
KONA PATROL
SERGEANT RAYMOND CHILDERS
PHONE: 326-4646, EXT. 253
JANUARY 3, 2007
REPORT NO. C07000202

MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island police are investigating a report of shots fired on Hao Kuni Street off Palani Road on Tuesday (January 2) in Kailua-Kona.

Responding to a 5:54 p.m. call Tuesday, Kona patrol officers determined that a 66-year-old man was shot at several times during a confrontation near his home. The victim was not injured during the confrontation and the suspect fled the scene.

While conducting the initial investigation, officers developed a suspect. At 8:55 p.m., a 43-year-old man was taken into custody without incident at a Peleniki Street address in Kailua-Kona. He is being held for further investigation.

Criminal Investigation detectives have initiated an attempted murder investigation.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information about the case to call the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-81818 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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