Man Charged in Officer-Involved Shooting Incident

A 30-year-old Hilo man has been charged for several offenses stemming from an incident in Mountain View in which a Puna patrol officer discharged his weapon on Saturday.

On Sunday, after conferring with prosecutors, Michael T. Soares was charged for First Degree Criminal Property Damage, First Degree Criminal Trespass, and Second Degree Reckless Endangering. 

Bail for Soares was set at $27,000. He is scheduled to make his initial court appearance on Monday afternoon.

Soares will also make a separate court appearance for an arrest warrant.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Detective Bobbie-Jo Sagon at (808) 961-2375.

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