Updated at 10:40 a.m.
The Hawai`i Police Department is investigating a weapons incident including a gunshot fired at a police officer on Friday.
Police are seeking a 29-year-old Puna woman who may have information as to the identity of the suspect.
At 6 a.m. officers responded to the report of gunshots fired followed by a woman yelling in the Tiki Gardens subdivision (adjacent to Ainaloa subdivision) in Puna. One of the responding officers located a male leaving the area on a dirt bike which soon thereafter fell to the ground.
Police say the male stood up, pointed a gun at the officer and fired a shot at the officer then ran into nearby bushes. The officer was not struck by the bullet and did not return fire . Despite an extensive search for the suspect, he was not located nor was the female involved.
During the preliminary investigation, detectives learned that the female involved reportedly left in a vehicle shortly after the initial incident and may be identified as 29-year-old Angel Ano of Tiki Gardens. Police are trying to locate Ano to check on her welfare as well as speak to her about this incident.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation classified as an attempted murder.
Anyone who may have any information about this incident, the whereabouts of Ano or the identity of the male party who is known to operate the motorcycle depicted above, is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Levon Pomai Stevens of the Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2377 or email@example.com
Updated at 8:50 a.m.
Police say they are continuing to investigate the incidents but that the suspect is not deemed an active threat to the public.
Original story published at 8:17 a.m.
The Hawai`i Police Department said they are searching for an armed suspect Friday morning.
Authorities alerted the public that an armed suspect was being searched for in the Tiki Gardens, Orchidland Brookover and in Silverword.
No name for a potential suspect was released but police say the person is wearing a red shirt long pants and had a rifle or shotgun.
Stay with BIGISLANDWatch as we bring you any updates on the situation.