Shots Fired in Kona Bar Fight 05/10/00

PHONE: 326-4208
MAY 10, 2000


Kona police arrested a 29-year-old Kealakekua man early Wednesday for attempted murder after a fight at a Kailua-Kona bar in which shots were fired.

Police received a 10:16 p.m. call Tuesday (May 9, 2000) that seven 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 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, one of the suspects, allegedly the shooter, returned to Other Side Bar, where investigating officers arrested him and are holding him for attempted murder and other possible charges. A second suspect is still at large.

There were no injuries reported in the incident, but another vehicle and a boat were damaged by bullets.

Kona Criminal Investigation Section detectives are continuing the investigation into the incident.

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