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Hawaii Island police charge suspect involved in armed dispute with neighbor

Shawn Lee Galigo
Shawn Lee Galigo(Hawaii County Police Department)
Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 6:19 PM HST|Updated: Sep. 11, 2021 at 4:22 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii Island police arrested and charged a suspect involved in an armed dispute with a neighbor in Puna.

Authorities said 45-year-old Shawn Lee Galigo turned himself into police Friday evening following an ongoing search conducted by officers.

Galigo was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening and two counts of possessing a prohibited firearm and ammunition.

Officials said the incident happened just before 3 p.m. Thursday in front of Galigo’s residence on Maile Way in the Ainaloa subdivision. Police said Galigo was in a verbal dispute with a neighbor when he reportedly brandished a pistol and fired it.

No injuries were reported, but police searched the area following the incident, bringing in the department’s Special Response Team for assistance.

As a precaution, police evacuated several residents on Maile Way until police were able to ensure the area was safe.

Officers had determined that Galigo was not in the residence and believed he fled the scene before police arrived. At around 11 p.m., detectives served a warrant on his home and discovered a rifle and ammunition in his residence.

Officials said Galigo was also wanted for two outstanding warrants.

His bail has been set at $31,150, which includes the two warrants.

Galigo is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

This story will be updated.

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