Police looking for witnesses in Hilo drive-by shooting

Published On: Jul 23 2013 02:41:23 PM HST   Updated On: Jul 23 2013 03:41:54 PM HST
HILO, Hawaii -

Big Island police are looking for witnesses to an incident involving shots being fired from a moving vehicle late Monday night in Hilo.

At 11:45 p.m., officers responded to several reports that gunshots had been fired from a car traveling east on Haihai Street between Heahea Street and Kino'ole Avenue.

No injuries were reported.

Police located the vehicle and arrested three men and two juveniles on suspicion of reckless endangering.  The adults, 21-year-old Justy Kahana of Hilo, 21-year-old Kaipo Kailipaka of Hilo and 22-year-old Alfred Fuller IV of Hilo are being held at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation. The juveniles were released to their parents pending further investigation.

Police have recovered the vehicle, a 1996 silver Volkswagen four-door Jetta.

Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed this incident contact Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or wcarter@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in 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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