3-28-24 Police Seek Public’s Assistance in a Weapons Incident Involving a Firearm

Hawai‘i Police Department
Area I Criminal Investigation Division
Lieutenant Zachary Fernando
Phone: (808) 961-2251
Report No.: 24-025388

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island police are requesting the public’s assistance with a reckless endangering investigation where a firearm was suspected of being discharged fronting a business establishment in Hilo. 

On Saturday, March 16, 2024, around 3:34 a.m., Hilo patrol officers responded to a restaurant and bar located in the 1500 block of Kamehameha Avenue in Hilo, after staff members reported hearing approximately 2-5 gunshots in the area. Responding officers conducted checks in the area and recovered spent ammunition rounds on the walkway fronting the main entrance of a government building located adjacent to the restaurant and bar.

At this time, there are no reported injuries as a result of the firearm being discharged.

Police ask anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact Detective Kimo Keliipaakaua of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section, at (808) 961-2375, or via email at kimo.keliipaakaua@hawaiicounty.gov or the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

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