Hilo man charged in Big Island officer shooting case

Published On: Jan 04 2013 05:12:11 PM HST   Updated On: Jan 04 2013 05:13:05 PM HST

Keaka Martin

HILO, Hawaii -

Big Island police have charged 31-year-old Keaka D. Martin of Hilo in connection with a shooting Wednesday evening that injured two officers.

Martin was charged at 4:15 p.m. Friday with two counts of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree reckless endangering, place to keep a firearm, possessing a loaded firearm on a highway, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, ownership/possession of a firearm prohibited, and altering the identification markings on a firearm.

He remains in police custody with no bail and is confined to the Hilo Medical Center in critical condition from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Both officers remain at Hilo Medical Center in stable condition.


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