Police charge suspect in Big Island hotel shooting

Police arrest suspect in Big Island hotel shooting
Raymond Robinson
Raymond Robinson

Big Island police have identified the man arrested on Saturday in Kailua-Kona for firing shots in the parking lot of the King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. 

KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police say 39-year-old Raymond Robinson was arrested at 12:20 p.m. on Saturday.

Police say when they arrived on scene Robinson was still firing a firearm while seated in a rental vehicle. Shortly thereafter, Robinson was taken into custody without incident. No one was injured during the incident and there were no reports of damage from the gunshots.

According to police, It was later learned that just prior to this incident, shots were reported fired at Robinson's residence located off of Kakahiaka Road, in Kailua-Kona. There were no reported injuries at or around his residence.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section obtained search warrants for the car and apartment. They recovered two handguns, a rifle and ammunition from the vehicle as well as a handgun and ammunition from the apartment. They also recovered spent handgun casings from the apartment, which had gunshot damage inside.

On Monday Robinson was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree reckless endangering, second-degree reckless endangering, third-degree criminal property damage, loaded firearm on a highway, place to keep ammunition and three counts of place to keep firearms. 

Robinson's bail was set at $123,000. He remains at the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday (April 8).

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