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Waimea attempted murder (update) 05-16-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646 Ext. 266
May 16, 2011
Report No. C11012590

Media Release (update)

Big Island police have charged a Waimea man who was arrested Friday (May 13) for a shooting at a home in Waimea.

At 3:19 a.m. Friday (May 13) South Kohala patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting at a home on Alaneo Street in Waimea. While en route, officers received additional information that a man was at North Hawai’i Community Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.

At 5:30 p.m. Saturday (May 14), detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section charged 23-year-old Evan Chong with attempted second-degree murder, first degree assault and first degree reckless endangering. He is being held at the Kona police cellblock in lieu of $57,000 bail.

The victim remains hospitalized in stable condition.