Man Wounded in Puna Shooting Incident 11-05-01

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
LIEUTENANT DEREK D. PACHECO
PHONE: 961-2252
NOVEMBER 5, 2001
G-86399

MEDIA RELEASE

Police have arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with a shooting that occurred Sunday night (November 4, 2001) in the Seaview Estates subdivision of Puna.

The suspect was identified as Kevin Anthony Sulgit, of a Mapuana Street address. He is being held in the Hilo police cellblock pending further investigation by Hilo Criminal Investigation Section detectives.

About 11 p.m. Sunday, Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting incident in Seaview Estates.

On arrival, the officers learned that the victim, identified as Michael Patrick Hartman, 20, of a Seaview Estates address, suffered a head wound and had been taken to the Pahoa Fire Station by another person. From there, fire rescue personnel took the victim to the Hilo Medical Center, where he was treated for a grazing head wound and released.

Later, about 11:50 p.m., officers arrested the suspect for attempted murder.

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