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Man Arrested for Attempted Murder in Shooting Incident

February 9, 2017, 10:54 AM HST
* Updated February 9, 10:56 AM
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Desmond Lee K. Kepano. HPD photo.

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged the 29-year-old man who was arrested early Tuesday, Feb. 7 for a shooting incident Monday night, Feb. 6, in the parking lot of a shopping center on Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo.

At 9:52 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 8, Desmond Lee K. Kepano, who has no permanent address, was charged with attempted second-degree murder, four counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, and one count each of resisting arrest and resisting an order to stop. Bail was set at $294,000.

Bail was set at $294,000.

He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9.


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