Big Island police investigating Mountain View shooting

By Clayton Wakida, KITV Digital Media Manager, KITV Digital Media Manager
Published On: Jun 30 2014 11:27:52 AM HST

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Hawaii -

Big Island police are investigating a reported shooting over the weekend in the Puna District.

At about 11:07 a.m. Saturday, police received a call of an in-progress threat incident in the Eden Roc subdivision in Mountain View involving a man brandishing a machete.

Responding officers arriving on 6th Street discovered the 30-year-old male victim with apparent gunshot wounds after he stopped his tow truck to inform police what happened.  The victim was taken to Hilo Medical Center in serious condition and has since been released.  He was subsequently arrested for unrelated warrants and remains in the police cellblock.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation, which is classified as a second-degree attempted murder.

Detectives do not have a suspect in custody but are looking for a man known as "Dennis," who is described as between 40 and 50 years old, with short salt-and-pepper hair and a mustache.  He was last seen wearing jeans shorts.

Police ask that anyone with information about this incident or anyone who may have witnessed it contact Detective Dean Uyetake at 961-2379 or deuyetake@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective John Rodrigues Jr. at 961-8222 or jrodrigues@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or Kona 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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