11-02-23 (Update) Police Charge Man in Connection with Oct. 15 Ocean View Shooting

Hawai‘i Police Department
Area II Criminal Investigation Section
Lieutenant Michael Hardie
Phone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No.: 23-098065

Media Release

As part of their ongoing investigation into an October 15 shooting in Ocean View, Detectives with Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area II Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) have arrested and charged a 44-year-old Ocean View man with numerous offenses, including attempted murder.

At 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, Ka‘ū patrol officers were dispatched to the area of Aloha Boulevard and Paradise Parkway in the Hawai‘i Ocean View Estates subdivision for a report of a male in need of medical assistance after possibly being assaulted. Arriving on scene, officers found the victim, believed to be a 53-year-old Ocean View man, with severe facial injuries lying on the ground near a gold Toyota van. Due to the severity of his injuries, police were unable to ask the victim how he had been injured.

The victim was transported to the Kona Community Hospital with life-threatening injuries where it was determined that he had sustained a gunshot wound to his facial area. He was subsequently transferred to the Queens Medical Center on Oahu where he remains hospitalized in stable condition.  

During the course of the investigation, police identified Dorson Buddy Behrendt of Ocean View as the suspect and possible responsible person who shot the victim.

After conferring with the County Prosecutor’s Office, Area II CIS detectives charged Behrendt with:

  • Second-degree attempted murder
  • First-degree robbery
  • Carrying/Use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony

His bail was set at $350,000.

Behrendt’s initial court hearing is scheduled for Thursday, November 2, in Kona District Court.

Police ask anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact Detective Donovan Kohara of the Area II Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 960-3118, via email at mailto:Donovan.kohara@hawaiicounty.gov, or the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

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