2 Big Island men arrested after man is reportedly shot at during road rage incident
Two Big Island men were arrested after a man was reportedly shot at during a road rage incident earlier this week in Puna.
Adib Beyah, a 36-year-old from Pāhoa, and 40-year-old John Elijah Lewis of Pāpa‘ikou were arrested following the incident the evening of Oct. 5 on Papaya Farms Road in Pāhoa.
Puna patrol officers responded at 7 p.m. Thursday to the incident reported by a 36-year-old man, who was still seated in his vehicle, after a male suspect exited the driver seat of a pick-up truck and allegedly fired a pistol in his direction.
During the course of their investigation, police identified the suspect as Beyah, who was subsequently arrested for first-degree terroristic threatening. As officers were securing the scene, Lewis, who is an acquaintance of Beyah’s, was located hiding under Beyah’s vehicle.
Lewis was repeatedly instructed by officers to come out from under the vehicle; however, did not immediately do so and was arrested a short time later for obstructing government operations.
Puna patrol officers remained at the scene pending issuance and execution of a search warrant by the Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area I Criminal Investigation Section detectives.
Beyah and Lewis remain in police custody and have not been charged at this time. Police continue to investigate.
Anyone who might have information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Scotty Aloy at 808-961-2381 or via email at [email protected]. You can also call the department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311.