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UPDATE: Attempted Murder Charges Filed in Honaunau Shooting

July 4, 2014, 6:18 PM HST
* Updated July 7, 9:34 AM
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***Updated 9:29 a.m. Monday, July 7.***

A Honaunau man has been charged with attempted second-degree murder in connection with last week’s shooting in South Kona.

Monte Moreau, 44, was being held on $100,000 bail pending an initial court appearance today.

Moreau was arrested Thursday evening in connection with the shooting of his 52-year-old roommate. The unidentified victim was taken to Kona Community Hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to his abdomen.

A handgun was recovered at the home.

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Posted 6:19 p.m. Friday, July 4:

The general area of the shooting in Honaunau. Google image.

The general area of the shooting in Honaunau. Google image.

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Hawaiʻi Island police have initiated an attempted murder investigation in connection with a shooting Thursday evening in South Kona.

At 6:35 p.m. Thursday, July 3, Kona patrol officers say they responded to a report of a shooting on the 83-5300 block of Highway 11 in Hōnaunau.

At a house being rented to several tenants, police say they found a 52-year-old resident with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Fire/rescue personnel took him to Kona Community Hospital, where he remains in critical but stable condition.

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Police said they arrested another tenant at the scene, 44-year-old Monte Moreau of Hōnaunau, on suspicion of attempted murder. He is being held at the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

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