Police seek Kona suspect who shot victim with spear gun 04-11-04

PHONE: 326-4232
APRIL 11, 2004


Big Island police are looking for a 22-year-old Kona man for attempted murder after he allegedly shot another male with a spear gun Sunday (April 11, 2004).

The suspect was identified as Mark Dean Kalalau, of a Kauhola Street address in the Kaloko Industrial Area of Kona.

Officers responded to a 2:30 a.m. call from a victim who said he was shot in the abdomen with a spear gun at the Kauhola Street address. Officers took the victim, identified as Wendell Kahaialii, 28, of no permanent address, to the Kona Community Hospital, where he was reported in critical but stable condition.

The suspect, Kalalau, is described as being six feet in height, weighing about 175 pounds and having short black hair, brown eyes and a tan complexion.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the West Hawaii Criminal Investigation Section at 326-4232 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept strictly confidential.

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