06-10-19 Puna shooting incident (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Area I Operations Bureau
Captain Gregory Esteban
Phone: (808) 961-2251
Report No. 19-045780 




Media Release (Update)

A 30-year-old Hilo man was charged yesterday for several offenses stemming from an incident in Mountain View in which a Puna patrol officer discharged his weapon Saturday morning (June 8),

On Sunday (June 9) after conferring with prosecutors, Michael T. Soares was charged for First Degree Criminal Property Damage, First Degree Criminal Trespass, and Second Degree Reckless Endangering.  Bail for Soares was set at $27,000, and he is scheduled to make his initial court appearance this afternoon Monday (June 10).  Soares will also make a separate court appearance for an arrest warrant.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Detective Bobbie-Jo Sagon at (808) 961-2375.

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