Wanted Man Sought in Connection to Reported Shooting Incident in Puna

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Authorities are seeking the publicʻs help locating a wanted Puna man for questioning in connection to a reported shooting in Ainaloa Thursday, Sept. 9.

Hawaiʻi Police Departmentʻs Puna patrol officers responded to the incident shortly before 3 p.m. on a reported neighbor dispute involving gunshots on Maile Way in the Ainaloa subdivision.

Shawn Lee Galigo

Responding officers learned that 45-year-old Shawn Lee Galigo and a male neighbor had been involved in a verbal dispute fronting Galigo’s residence when Galigo reportedly brandished a pistol and fired it, according to police. There were no reported injuries.

After a brief search in the area for Galigo, HPD’s Special Response Team responded to assist in searching the residence. It was later determined that Galigo was not within the residence and is believed to have left the area on foot prior to police arrival.


Out of an abundance of caution, several residents on Maile Way were evacuated until police were able to render the area safe.

Area I Criminal Investigation Section personnel responded to the scene to assist in this felony investigation. On Thursday night, shortly before 11 p.m., detectives served a warrant on the residence and recovered a rifle and ammunition.

Galigo is currently wanted for two outstanding warrants. He is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Police caution members of the public not to approach Galigo and to immediately contact police.


Anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed this incident or has information on the whereabouts of Galigo is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311 or Detective Casey Cabral at 808-961-2381 or send an email to [email protected].

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

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