Man Arrested in Captain Cook Murder Investigation

The Hawai`i Police Department is conducting a criminal investigation after a shooting incident leaves a 45-year-old Captain Cook man dead. 

At 9:09 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 Kona patrol officers responded to a reported shooting that occurred in the 83-5000 block of Middle Keei Road, Captain Cook.

Upon arrival, officers located a male party with an injury consistent with a gunshot. The injured male party was later pronounced dead at the Kona Community Hospital. His name is being withheld pending identification and notification of next-of-kin. An autopsy will be held to determine the exact cause of death.

James Bonham, 66, of Captain Cook was arrested at the scene on the count of Murder in the second-degree as detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section continue the investigation. 

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Aron Tomota at (808) 326-4646 ext.262 or