Hawaiʻi Police Department
Office of the Chief
Police Harry S. Kubojiri
Report No. C13000198
Media Release (update No. 2)
Hawaiʻi Island police have charged 31-year-old Keaka D. Martin of Hilo in connection with a shooting Wednesday evening (January 2) that injured two officers.
Martin was charged at 4:15 p.m. Friday with two counts of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree reckless endangering, place to keep a firearm, possessing a loaded firearm on a highway, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, ownership/possession of a firearm prohibited, and altering the identification markings on a firearm.
He remains in police custody with no bail and is confined to the Hilo Medical Center in critical condition from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Both officers remain at Hilo Medical Center in stable condition.
(Note: this release was posted to Nixle on Friday afternoon.)