PUNA, Hawaii – One person is dead in Puna’s Nanawale Estates subdivision, and a suspect is in custody following a Monday afternoon shooting.
Police responded to a 2:19 p.m. call of a shooting victim found in a home on Maui Street in the Nanawale. Police and fire crews found the body of a male victim within the residence.
An all-points bulletin was issued for another man seen leaving the scene in a dark colored pickup truck.
At 4:41 p.m., acting on a tip, police arrested 43-year-old Seon Keoni Aki of Nanawale Estates at a home in Hawaiian Paradise Park on suspicion of second-degree murder. He is being held at the cellblock while detectives continue the investigation.
Police are withholding the release of the victim’s name pending positive identification and notification of the next of kin.
Police ask that anyone who may have witnesses the shooting contact Detective Derek Morimoto at 961-2380 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386 or email@example.com.
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.