UPDATE: Suspect in Attempted Murder Investigation Located

Updated on June 25.

The Hawai`i Police Department has located a suspect wanted for questioning in an attempted murder investigation.

On Monday, just after 7 p.m., the Area II Special Enforcement Unit with the assistance of South Kohala Patrol officers, located and arrested twenty-one year-old Jerome Kahoalii-Heath of Kailua-Kona.  He was taken into custody without incident.

Police asked the public for help with locating the Kona man.  According to Lieutenant Roylen Valera of the Area II Criminal Investigations Division, police received numerous calls and located Kahoalii-Heath.  “We are grateful for the public’s assistance,” Valera said.

Those who may have information regarding the Mana Road shooting incident may contact Detective Corina McLellan of the Area II Criminal Investigation Section, at (808) 326-4646, extension  227, or via email at corina.mclellan@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Original story published on June 24.

The Hawai`i Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for questioning in an attempted murder investigation.

Police are looking for twenty-one-year-old Jerome Kahoalii-Heath of Kailua-Kona. He is described as being 5-feet-4-inches and 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

HPD says the public is advised against approaching Kahoalii-Heath who is considered armed and dangerous.

Just before 1 a.m. on Friday, South Kohala Patrol officers responded to a 9-1-1 emergency call for assistance regarding a woman who may have been shot.

A 34-year old female sustained wounds to her upper-body, consistent with the type of injury which could be caused by shotgun pellets. The incident occurred on Mana Road, and the victim was treated for her injuries. Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section are continuing the investigation.

Those who may have information regarding the location of Kohoalii-Heath or this incident may call police dispatch at (808) 935-3311 or contact Detective Corina McLellan of the Area II Criminal Investigation Section, at (808) 326-4646 ext. 227 or via email at corina.mclellan@hawaiicounty.gov.

HPD provided photo.