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Keaukaha Information Update for June 26th, 2019

6/25/19 Hilo attempted murder investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, Area I Acting Lieutenant Todd Pataray Phone: (808) 961-2382 Report No. 19-050448

Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a shooting that occurred this morning, (June 25), in Hilo.

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.

At about 3:40 a.m., 43-year-old Chanell Evangelista-Kaleiwahea, of Hilo, was arrested for suspicion of attempted second-degree murder and remains in custody while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue to investigate.

The victim was transported to the Hilo Medical Center for treatment and is listed in serious condition.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call Detective Kelly Moniz at (808) 961-2385 or email

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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