(BIVN) – Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 31-year-old Kailua-Kona man with attempted murder, after a shoreline confrontation resulted in his arrest.
The March 26 incident occurred at approximately 5:51 p.m., as police responded to a report of a disorderly male who was on the shoreline, fronting a local restaurant on Kahakai Road in Kailua-Kona. Police say:
When arriving on scene, patrol officers found the male party on a rocky ledge overlooking the ocean. While making contact with him, a confrontation ensued causing the responding officer and the male to tumble into the water where the altercation continued. Officers took the male party into custody.
On, Thursday, (March 28), the suspect, 31-year-old Shannon Ke, was charged with Attempted Murder 1; two counts of Terroristic Threatening 1, Criminal Property Damage 2, Resisting Arrest and Assault on Police Officer 1.
The suspect’s bail was set at $342,000.
In a pair of media release issued Thursday and Friday, police stated they “are seeking witnesses who were in the area and may have observed and/or recorded the confrontation to contact Detective Jerome Manuel at (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.”