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Waikiki shooting suspect makes first court appearance

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Reynaldo Valdez-Paz Reynaldo Valdez-Paz

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The suspect in Friday night's Waikiki shooting made his first court appearance Monday.

Police charged 36-year-old Reynaldo Valdez-Paz with attempted murder in the second degree.

Investigators said Valdez-Paz allegedly got into an argument with another man, Damon Jones, in a parking lot across from the Hard Rock Cafe on Kapiolani Boulevard.

According to police, a witness saw Valdez-Paz fire a shot at Jones. The witness then saw Jones drop to the ground. Valdez-Paz then fired two more shots at Jones, one in each leg.

Jones suffered a total of three gunshot wounds and was last reported in serious condition.

Valdez-Paz turned himself in to police at the Pearl City substation just after 9:00 p.m. Friday. Witnesses said the argument was apparently over a woman.

Valdez-Paz is still in police custody. His bail is set at $300,000.

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