Puna Man Wanted for Questioning in Domestic Incident
A Puna man is wanted for questioning in connection to a domestic dispute involving gunshots in Kurtistown.
The reported incident occurred on Oct. 22, on Pohaku Drive. According to Hawaiʻi Police, responding officers learned the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Brendon Hironaka, and a female family member were involved in a verbal dispute when the confrontation turned physical within the living room.
Hironaka reportedly started throwing miscellaneous items at her, grabbed the front of her neck, and slammed her head numerous times against various items within the residence.
“Hironaka forcibly took control of a 25-caliber semi-auto pistol from the female relative and discharged several shots near her,” police stated in a press release Wednesday. “He then left the residence with the firearm and drove away in a 2002 white Toyota Camry bearing license plate ZGR420.”
Hironaka is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, 115 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Police caution members of the public not to approach Hironaka and to immediately contact police if they see him.
Police ask anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed this incident, or who has information on Hironaka’s whereabouts, to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311 or Detective Corina Mclellan at 808-961-2373 or [email protected].