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Puna man faces attempted murder charge following domestic incident

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Jarrett Kaneshiro

A Puna man is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly firing a weapon at an occupied vehicle on Friday afternoon.

Hawai‘i police describe the incident, which occurred on Highway 11 near the intersection of Highway 130, as a domestic. According to HPD, Puna patrol officers responded to a report from a female that 45-year-old Jarrett Kaimoku Kaneshiro fired a handgun at her vehicle while she was inside.

According to HPD, the bullet struck the back passenger’s side window of the vehicle, nearly missed the victim, before becoming lodged just behind the driver’s seat. Kaneshiro fled the scene heading toward Hilo on Highway 11 in a stolen white 2008 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck.

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At 12:51 a.m. Saturday, Puna patrol officers located and arrested Kaneshiro at a residence on Ali‘i Kane Street in Volcano. The 45-year-old is charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree criminal trespass, place to keep pistol/revolver, carrying/use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony, carrying or possessing a loaded firearm on public highways, and ownership/possession firearm prohibited.

His bail is set at $1,111,000. Kaneshiro remains in police custody pending his initial court appearance scheduled for today.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the shooting on Friday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. on Highway 11 near the intersection with Highway 130, to contact the police department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311, or Detective Clarence Acob at 808-961-8839 or email him at [email protected].

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

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