04-29-20 Shooting incident leaves Captain Cook man dead

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Division, Area II
Captain Thomas Shopay
Phone: (808) 326-4646 ext. 263
Report No. 20-033086



Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island Police are conducting a criminal investigation after a shooting incident leaves a 45-year-old Captain Cook man dead. 

At 9:09 p.m. Tuesday (April 28), Kona patrol officers responded to a reported shooting that had just occurred in the 83-5000 block of Middle Keei Road, Captain Cook. 

Upon arrival, officers located a male party with an injury consistent with a gunshot. The injured male party was later pronounced dead at the Kona Community Hospital. His name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next-of-kin. An autopsy will be held to determine the exact cause of death.

66-year-old James Bonham of Captain Cook was arrested at the scene on the count of Murder in the second-degree as detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section continue the investigation. 

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Aron Tomota at (808) 326-4646 ext.262 or aron.tomota@hawaiicounty.gov.          



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