Kea‘au Man Wanted in Hawaiian Beaches Shooting Incident

March 25, 2019, 4:55 PM HST
* Updated March 28, 9:07 AM
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A 31-year-old Keaʻau man is being sought for questioning in connection with an early morning shooting in Hawaiian Beaches.

Wesley Kaimana Brooks. PC: HPD

On Monday, March 25, 2019, shortly after 6:15 a.m., Puna patrol officers responded to a report of several shots fired on Kawakawa Street in Hawaiian Beaches.

Responding officers learned that a 26-year-old Pāhoa woman reported her ex-boyfriend allegedly fired several shots towards her. The victim was uninjured.

Detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section responded to the scene to further investigate the incident which is classified as a first-degree terroristic threatening and reckless endangering.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Wesley Kaimana Brooks, who is described as 5-feet-7 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with a medium build, medium complexion, black hair and brown eyes.


Police caution the public from approaching Brooks, who is considered armed and dangerous; instead, call police at (808) 935-3311 to report his location.


Police are also looking for 32-year-old Carlos Lopez, of Pāhoa, for questioning in this incident. Lopez may be operating a green 1990’s Toyota pick-up truck with a black hood. The truck does not have its original license plates and last displayed a Hawai‘i license plate HFF-131 which was affixed to the rear bumper.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call Detective Gavin Kagimoto at (808) 961-2276 or email [email protected]gov or call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

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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