04-22-19 South Kona attempted murder investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Area II Criminal Investigations Division
Lieutenant Roylen Valera
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 230
Report No. 19-032150



Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred in South Kona on Sunday night.

At about 10:20 p.m. Sunday (April 21), Kona patrol officers responded to Rock Bottom Road in Honaunau, where a 42-year-old male party had sustained a single non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Police learned that a confrontation occurred between several adults, and that the victim was shot in the upper torso. The victim refused medical treatment.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section are continuing their investigation into the incident. Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the incident contact Detective Jerome Manuel at (808) 326-4646, ext. 262 or via email at jerome.manuel@hawaiicounty.gov or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

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