Puna Man Charged with Attempted Murder in East Hawaiʻi Altercation

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Forty-year-old Shane Fann of Mountain View has been charged with attempted murder and numerous firearm-related offenses following a violent altercation in Kopua Farm Lots, right next to Eden Roc on Sept. 26, according to the Hawaiʻi Island police.

Shane Fann

Fann was charged with second-degree attempted murder, ownership or possession of firearm prohibited, two counts ownership or possession of ammunition prohibited, carrying/use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony, and carrying or possessing a loaded firearm on public highways. His bail is set at $1,150.000. 
At about 9:15 p.m. Monday, Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a 42-year-old man who said he had been shot and was driving himself to get treatment. Police and Hawai’i Fire Department personnel met the victim in the parking lot of a convenience store in Mountain View.
The victim was transported via ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center Emergency Room with potentially life-threatening gunshot wounds to his left forearm and facial area. He was admitted and later upgraded to stable condition. He remains hospitalized and is scheduled to undergo surgery later this week.  
While officers were responding to the initial call, police received another call from a male who reported he had been involved in a shooting incident outside his residence on Waimaka O Pele Road, in Mountain View. He reported that he had been shot at and returned fire.
Police responded to the residence on Waimaka O Pele Road and arrested Fann without incident. Although Fann reported being shot at, he was not injured. 
Area I Criminal Investigation Section detectives responded to the scene to continue the investigation. Search warrants were later served on Fann’s vehicle and residence, where a firearm and ammunition were recovered, according to the police news release.  
Fann remains in police custody pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Sept. 29 in Hilo District Court.
Police are asking anyone who was in the area or who may have information on this incident, to contact the police department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311 or Det. Casey Cabral at 808 961-2384 or at


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