Big Island police investigate attempted murder-suicide

Big Island Police - Hawaii County Police

Hawaii Island police are investigating an attempted murder and suicide in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision in Kau.

Police say shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, Kau patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting at a property on Tiki Ln. at the intersection of Luau Dr. Police determined that two men, who live in separate dwellings on the property, got into an argument. The victim, a 37-year-old man, entered his house and the suspect, a 48-year-old man, followed him and shot him. He then stepped out of the house and fatally shot himself.

The victim was flown to Kona Community Hospital and then to Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu, where he is listed in critical but stable condition.

The identity of the suspect is being withheld pending notification of his family.

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