Hilo Man Faces Firearm Charges After Apparent Shooting At Apartment Complex

September 17, 2020, 9:48 AM HST
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Bronson Lee Kaleolani Oili

A Hilo man is facing firearm charges after a shooting incident at a Hilo apartment complex nearly a week ago.

The incident occurred on Sept. 11 when the suspect, later identified as 32-year-old Bronson Lee Kaleolani Oili was involved in an altercation with another man in the parking lot of apartment complex on Waianuenue Avenue that resulted in Oili reportedly discharging a firearm. There were no reported injuries from the incident, Hawai‘i Police Department reported.

After HPD conferred with Hawai‘i County Office of Prosecuting Attorney, Olili was charged with first-degree reckless endangering, ownership or possession (firearm) prohibited, and carrying or possession of a loaded firearm on highway prohibited.

Oili is in custody and bail was set at $60,000.

Police ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311 or Detective Keith Simeona of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 808-961-2272 or [email protected]


Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 808-961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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