Hilo man indicted in Puna shooting
A Big Island man has been indicted on several charges stemming from an Oct. 14 incident in Puna.
The Hawai‘i County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney announced Friday that 45 year-old Jarret Kaneshiro was charged with second-degree attempted murder, ownership or possession of firearms prohibited, carrying or use of firearm in the commission of a separate felony, carrying or possessing a loaded firearm on a highway, place to keep pistol or revolver and first-degree criminal trespass.
Kaneshiro is scheduled to make his initial appearance Monday in Hilo Circuit Court. He remains in custody in lieu of $1.111 million bail.
The charges Kaneshiro was indicted on stem from an incident where Kaneshiro is alleged to have discharged a firearm at his girlfriend while she was driving her vehicle within the Hilo-bound lanes of Highway 11 in Puna.
The investigation was initiated by the Hawai‘i Police Department’s Puna Patrol and the felony investigation was led by Detective Clarence Acob with the Police Department’s Area I Juvenile Aid Section with assistance from Detective Kevin Brodie and members of the Area I Criminal Investigation Division.
The case is being prosecuted by Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys Heipua Ah Loy and Duane Kokesch.
Second-degree attempted murder carries a penalty of life in prison with the possibility of parole. Prosecutors have also provided notice of an intention to seek a mandatory prison term in accordance with statutory sentencing guidelines in relation to imprisonment for offenses involving the use of a firearm.
Kaneshiro has prior federal felony convictions for felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.