Kona Man Wanted For Questioning in Attempted Murder Investigation

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Big Island police are asking the public for help with locating a man wanted for questioning in connection with an attempted murder investigation.

Drosstain Pua

The Hawaiʻi Police Department said in a media release Monday afternoon, Aug. 1, that police want to question 33-year-old Drosstain Pua of Kona, also known as “Hano,” and a second unidentified male suspect about an incident that occurred shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday, July 31, in Ocean View.

Pua is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. He is known to frequent South Kona and Ocean View. The second suspect is described as a local male in his 40s who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with a thin build and light complexion, brown eyes and brown hair.

Ka‘ū patrol officers responded July 31 to a residence on Bamboo Lane in Ocean View after a 37-year-old man reported being at his residence when two male suspects carrying firearms forcibly entered his residence, assaulted him and fired a weapon in his direction. The male victim was treated on scene by Hawai‘i Fire Department paramedics for the injuries he sustained during the altercation. No one else was injured.


Pua is considered armed and dangerous. Police strongly advise the public to not contact Pua and instead call the police department’s nonemergency number at 808-935-3311. HPD also reminds the public that harboring or concealing a wanted person could result in criminal charges.

Anyone with information about Pua’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact Detective Anson Caceres at 808-326-4646, ext. 225, or via email at [email protected]. Those who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.


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