UPDATE (June 29) – Police have released the 43-year old Hilo woman who was suspected of shooting a Hilo man earlier this week. On Friday, June 28, police reported:
After conferring with prosecutors, detectives released Chanell Evangelista-Kaleiwahea on Wednesday (June 26) at 5:15 p.m., pending further investigation.
Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue to investigate the shooting as well as possible firearms charges in connection with this incident.
The 37-year old Hilo male victim was last listed in stable condition.
(BIVN) – Police have arrested a Hilo woman in connection to an apparent shooting that took place on Tuesday morning in Keaukaha.
43-year-old Chanell Evangelista-Kaleiwahea was arrested for suspicion of attempted second-degree murder, police say. She remains in custody while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue to investigate.
According to police:
This morning at about 1:00 a.m., South Hilo patrol officers responded to an unknown disturbance in Keaukaha and located a 36-year-old Hilo man lying on the lawn fronting a residence in the 100 block of Kauhane Avenue. Hawaiʻi Fire Department Medics responded to the scene and while treating the man they discovered that he had sustained a gunshot wound to his torso.
The victim was transported to the Hilo Medical Center for treatment and is listed in serious condition, police reported.
Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call Detective Kelly Moniz at (808) 961-2385 or email email@example.com.