North Kohala man arrested in shooting of girlfriend 09-14-03

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT
WEST HAWAII JUVENILE AID SECTION
DETECTIVE BRANDON KONANUI
PHONE: 326-4283
SEPTEMBER 14, 2003

MEDIA RELEASE

Police have arrested a 20-year-old North Kohala man for allegedly shooting his girlfriend, also 20, on Saturday (September 13, 2003).

The suspect was identified as Alexander Pale, of a Kapaau address.

Responding to a 3:18 p.m. call Saturday, North Kohala patrol officers learned that a 20-year-old female had been admitted to the North Kohala Community Hospital with two gunshot wounds, one in her right shoulder and one in right foot. Hospital personnel treated the victim’s wounds and later released her.

Police recovered two .22-caliber firearms from the victim’s residence on Union Mill Road.

While at the hospital, officers arrested the suspect for attempted murder and later took him to the Kona police station, where Domestic Violence Unit detectives took over the investigation.

The suspect is being held in the Kona police cellblock pending further investigation.

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