Officer Shot At Update 01/24/00

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
KONA CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
LIEUTENANT HENRY W. HICKMAN
PHONE: 326-4203
JANUARY 24, 2000
G-17971

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE

Police recovered the vehicle that was involved in the attempted murder of a Traffic Enforcement Unit Officer in Hawaii Ocean View Estates (H.O.V.E.) today, January 24, 2000.

On Sunday, January 23, 2000, at about 09:15 p.m., the officer was attempting to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation in the Milolii area on Route 11. The vehicle refused to stop and began speeding away. The officer pursued the vehicle into H.O.V.E. when the passenger of the vehicle used a firearm and fired it at the Officer. Officer was not injured but his vehicle did sustain damage as a result of the discharge of the firearm.

The vehicle recovered is a 1985 silver Nissan 300 ZX 2 door sedan. Vehicle was towed back to the Kona Station where Detectives processed the vehicle and recovered evidence.

Detectives were following up leads in the H.O.V.E. area on January 24, 2000, for the purpose of developing identities of the two suspects who were in the 1985 silver Nissan two-door sedan. The Kona Criminal Investigation Section will be continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call Detective Guy Kaniho of the Kona Criminal Investigation Section at 326-4232.

Those parties wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona and 961-8300 in Hilo. The numbers are answered 24 hours a day. Callers will be given a coded number and their identity will remain anonymous. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00 if their call leads to an arrest, indictment or the recovery of property. Crime Stoppers neither subscribes to “Caller ID,” nor does it record the phone calls.

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