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Ka'u Information Update for October 26th, 2020

The Hawaii Police Department (HPD) has initiated an attempted murder investigation for an incident that occurred in Ocean View Monday morning (October 26th).

Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Team

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section, Area II Lieutenant Edwin Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266 Report No.:  20-082016

Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an attempted murder investigation after an individual was located with a gunshot wound in the roadway of the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision, in the Kaʻū District.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. today (October 26), Kaʻū Patrol officers responded to the 92-8000 block of King Kamehameha Boulevard in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision and located a 41-year-old-male from Ocean View with a gunshot wound to the chest. 

He was treated on scene by medics and subsequently transported to the Kona Community Hospital for further treatment.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation.

Police are asking for anyone with information on this incident or who may have been in the area this morning to contact Detective Michael Santos of the Area II Criminal Investigation Section at 326-4646, ext. 224, or via email at

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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