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Police Investigating Kona Shooting

by Thunda

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section are investigating a shooting that occurred in Kailua-Kona on Monday, September 11, 2023, just before 11:30 a.m. 
While on Kaiminani Drive around 11:30 a.m., a Kona patrol officer was flagged down by a 35-year-old man from Kamuela, who reported that he and another male victim had been shot at by a male suspect while seated in their parked vehicle in the 73-4300 block of Lau‘i Street. The victim also reported that the shooter was accompanied by other suspects who were reportedly operating gray-colored and black-colored Honda sedans.
Immediately upon receiving this information, officers conducted area checks and located the responsible individual on Ane Keohokalole Highway near the Kaiminani Drive intersection. One male suspect was taken into police custody without incident and remains at the Kealakehe Police Station pending further investigation by detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigation Section.
This appears to be an isolated incident and police are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact the Hawaii Police Department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311 or Area II Criminal Investigation Section Detective Joshua Pa, via email at or at (808) 326-4646, ext. 228.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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