44-year-old charged with attempted murder after firing rifle at woman in Ocean View

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Rilson Rodrigues

Rilson Rodrigues, 44 of Ocean View, was arrested and charged with a series of offenses, including attempted murder, following a domestic dispute on April 2 in Ocean View.

The charges against Rodrigues stem from an incident reported shortly after 11 a.m. on Sunday when Ka‘ū patrol officers responded to a residence in the 92-8000 block of Tiki Lane in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision.

A 40-year-old woman reported being in a verbal dispute with Rodrigues. The woman told police that as she tried to leave the area in a vehicle, but Rodrigues jumped on the hood of the vehicle, damaging the front windshield.

He then got a rifle from another vehicle and fired the weapon multiple times towards the woman, striking the vehicle while she was in it. The woman was not struck by the gunfire and did not receive any injuries during the incident.


Rodrigues drove away in a maroon-colored sedan.

Detectives with the Area II Juvenile Aid Section took over the investigation and, with the assistance of Ka‘ū patrol officers, found and arrested Rodrigues later that evening. The maroon-colored sedan also was recovered and after executing a search warrant, detectives recovered a loaded .22 caliber rifle and ammunition inside the vehicle. 

On April 4, Rodrigues was charged with one count each of:

  • Second-degree attempted murder
  • First-degree reckless endangering
  • First-degree terroristic threatening
  • First-degree criminal property damage
  • Two counts of ownership prohibited

Bail for these offenses was set at $145,000.

In addition, Rodrigues, who had been previously released on bail for a separate, unrelated offense, was also taken into custody for discharge of sureties after that bail obligation was recalled. Following this, Rodrigues was transported to the Hilo Community Correctional Facility where he remained in custody until his initial arraignment on April 5.

Police are asking anyone who may have information relative to this incident to contact the police department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311, or Detective Scott Dewey at 808-326-4646, ext. 303 or email at [email protected].


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