Big Island police investigate Eden Roc shooting

Big Island police investigate Eden Roc shooting

Big Island police are investigating a shooting over the weekend in the Puna District.

At about 11:07 a.m. Saturday (June 28), police received a call of an in-progress threat incident in the Eden Roc subdivision in Mountain View involving a man brandishing a machete.

Responding officers arriving on 6th Street discovered a 30-year-old man with apparent gunshot wounds after he stopped his tow truck to inform police what happened. The victim was taken to Hilo Medical Center in serious condition and has since been released. Police say he was subsequently arrested for unrelated warrants and remains in the police cellblock.

Detectives are continuing the investigation, which is classified as a second-degree attempted murder.

Detectives do not have a suspect in custody but are looking for a man known as “Dennis,” who is described as between 40 and 50 years old, with short salt-and-pepper hair and a mustache. He was last seen wearing jeans shorts.

Police ask that anyone with information about this incident or anyone who may have witnessed it contact Detective Dean Uyetake at 961-2379 or or Detective John Rodrigues Jr. at 961-8222 or

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