HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
KONA CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
LIEUTENANT HENRY W. HICKMAN
MAY 16, 2000
MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE
A second suspect sought by police in connection with an argument at a Kailua-Kona bar in which gunshots were fired has turned himself in.
The suspect, Gabriel Dwayne Broder, 19, of a Kailua-Kona address, turned himself in to police at 11:08 a.m. Tuesday (May 16, 2000). At 12:30 p.m., he was charged with one count of first-degree attempted murder, five counts of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree terroristic threatening and having an illegal place to keep a firearm.
Broder is being held in the Kona police cellblock in lieu of $320,000 bail.
Broder was allegedly the driver of a car that tried to run down four other men while his passenger fired shots at them during an argument on May 9, 2000.
The alleged shooter, Pedro Dagdag III, 29, of Kealakekua, was charged Thursday with one count of first-degree attempted murder, five counts of attempted second-degree attempted murder, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony
Dagdag is being held in the Kona police cellblock without bail.
Police had received a 10:16 p.m. call on May 9 that several men were involved in a fight at the Other Side Bar in the old industrial area of Kailua-Kona. As officers were en route to investigate, police received another call that shots had been fired.
The suspects involved in the fight had left the scene by the time the first officers arrived.
Other responding officers, however, saw a vehicle speeding as it was being chased north on Queen Kaahumanu Highway. The officers chased the vehicle up the highway, then east on Hinalani Street, south on Mamalahoa Highway, down Palani Road, then down Henry Street and south on Queen Kaahumanu again until they got to the Keauhou mauka area, where they lost site of the vehicle.
About 15 minutes later, Dagdag returned to the bar, where investigating officers arrested him.
Police determined that an argument had started inside the bar and spilled outside. Dagdag got into a car driven by Broder, who allegedly tried to run down the victims with the vehicle. Dagdag then shot at the four victims, all males, numerous times as the vehicle made separate passes at them. Several of the men then chased Dagdag in another vehicle and were shot at again during the pursuit.
There were no injuries reported in the incident, but the pursuers’ vehicle and a boat were damaged by bullets.
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