Video by David Corrigan, voice of Sherry Bracken
HALAULA, Hawaii – The shooting suspect who was arrested after barricading himself in a North Kohala home for 20 hours has been charged with 22 offenses.
Police say 37-year-old Macdon D. Thromman of Kapaʻau was charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count of attempted second-degree murder, nine counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, one count of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, two firearms offenses and one count each of felony abuse of a family member, kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a minor and reckless endangering. His bail was set at $390,200.
Police say two children who were not present during the shooting are now with family members.
The charges were announced shortly after Major Mitchell Kanehailua gave an on-camera interview, recounting the tense standoff between Hawaii County Police and Thromman, who barricaded himself in the Halaula house on Akoni Pule Highway after he allegedly shot a police officer and his girlfriend Monday night. Police shot canisters of pepper spray into the house to coerce Thromman to surrender. He was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon, July 14.