Suspect Arrested in Connection With Shooting Incident

September 25, 2017, 1:17 PM HST (Updated September 25, 2017, 1:17 PM)

Aljune Soria. HPD photo.

North Hilo Patrol Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Highway 19 near the 24 Mile Marker on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, after it was reported by the victim that the suspect shot at him several times with a rifle after an argument.

After an independent witness corroborated what the victim reported, Aljune Soria, 47, was arrested for Reckless Endangering in the First Degree.

Detectives from the Area 1 Criminal Investigation Section continued the investigation and after conferral with the prosecutor’s office, Soria was charged with the offenses of Reckless Endangering in the First Degree, Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree and Place to Keep Loaded Firearm.

His bail was set at $9,000 and his initial court appearance is set for Monday, Sept. 25.

This information was provided by the authorities. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



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