Update: Man and woman in custody after reportedly firing shots at Hawai‘i police officers

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Update at 11:50 a.m. on April 20: Dylan Alcain and Leilani Parent, suspects in an attempted murder case after shots were fired at police this morning, were taken into custody around 11:45 a.m. in Puna.

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Authorities are seeking a man and woman wanted in connection with an attempted murder investigation after allegedly firing a rifle at three Hawai‘i police officers early this morning in the Captain Cook area.


The incident occurred at approximately 4 a.m. when Kona patrol officers attempted to stop a 2013 BMW on Māmalahoa Highway and Rabbit Hill Road Street that had been used to commit two burglaries in the area. Officers believe the BMW was being operated by 27-year-old Dylan Alcain of Kailua-Kona.

According to a press release from police, the driver refused to stop, and the officers began to pursue the BMW through Captain Cook.

“During the pursuit, gunshots were fired from a rifle at three of the responding officers,” the release states. “Police believe the shots were fired from inside the BMW. Two officers’ vehicles were struck, including one whose windshield was shattered by gunfire.”


No officers were injured during this encounter. The pursuit was ultimately terminated as the driver of the BMW drove south in the Ka‘ū direction.

Shortly after 5 a.m., police say Alcain and a female accomplice, 35-year-old Leilani Parent, are believed to have stolen a Red 2017 Ford Explorer — with a Hawai‘i license plate number: ZGH-898 — at gunpoint in the Kealakekua area. The BMW was recovered nearby and police are still processing the scene of the robbery and collecting evidence in the area.

The red Ford Explorer was last seen just after 5:10 a.m., heading mauka (uphill) on Kaohe Road in Captain Cook.


Police are actively searching Captain Cook and surrounding areas for Alcain, who is described as Hawaiian, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 175 pounds, with short black hair, and Parent, who is described as a Caucasian woman with short dark hair. The public is being asked to use caution in the Captain Cook area if possible.

The pair should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. The public is advised to call 911 immediately if they see Alcain or Parent or have information about the pair. Police also advise individuals to not approach them.

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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