Man accused of fatally shooting son in Captain Cook charged with murder

James Bonham was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.
James Bonham was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.(Hawaii Police Department)
Published: May. 1, 2020 at 11:08 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man accused of fatally shooting his son in Captain Cook has been charged with second-degree murder, Big Island police said.

James Bonham, 66, was arrested on Tuesday night.

According to detectives, the shooting happened around 9:10 pm. on the 83-5000 block of Middle Keei Road.

Police sources say the suspect used a shotgun to shoot his 45-year-old son.

Upon arrival, officers found the victim, who was injured with a gunshot wound.

He was transported to the Kona Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He has not been identified yet.

Anyone with further information is asked to call (808) 935-3311.

This story will be updated.

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