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Police Investigating Shooting Saturday in Eden Roc

June 30, 2014, 12:39 PM HST
* Updated June 30, 12:40 PM
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Police are investigating an incident over the weekend involving a non-fatal shooting in Eden Roc.

It began with a report Saturday of a man allegedly brandishing a machete in the subdivision near Mountain View.

Officers responding to an 11:07 a.m. call found a 30-year-old man on 6th Street with apparent gunshot wounds.

Police said the victim, who had been driving a tow truck, reported that he was injured after stopping to inform police. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center in serious condition.

He has since been released from the hospital but was subsequently arrested for unrelated warrants and remained this morning in the Hilo cellblock.


Detectives are continuing their investigation of the incident, which has been classified as second-degree attempted murder.


Police are looking for a local male known as “Dennis,” who is described as between 40 and 50 years old, with short salt-and-pepper hair and a mustache. He was last seen wearing jeans shorts.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information about it is asked to contact Det. DeanUyetake at 961-2379 or [email protected], or Det. John Rodrigues Jr. at 961-8222 or [email protected]

Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

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