Kona man charged in parking lot, apartment shootings

Raymond Lee Robinson
Raymond Lee Robinson

Hawaii Island police have charged a 39-year-old Kailua-Kona man with nine offenses in connection with an incident involving numerous shots being fired in his apartment and at a resort parking lot.

Police say at 12:03 p.m. Saturday, April 5, patrol officers found Raymond Lee Robinson in a rental vehicle in the parking lot of a Kailua-Kona resort near the intersection of Kuakini Hwy. and Palani Rd. As the officers approached Robinson, he allegedly fired numerous shots into the air and made verbal threats against them. He was arrested shortly thereafter and taken to the Kona police cellblock pending further investigation.

No one was injured during the shooting and police received no reports of damage from the gunshots. Officers recovered numerous spent casings from the vicinity.

It was later learned that just prior to this incident, shots had been reported at Robinson’s apartment located off Kakahiaka Rd. in Kailua-Kona. There were no reported injuries at or around his apartment.

Robinson was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree reckless endangering, second-degree reckless endangering, third-degree criminal property damage, loaded firearm on a highway, place to keep ammunition and three counts of place to keep firearms.

Detectives recovered two handguns, a rifle and ammunition from the vehicle as well as a handgun and ammunition from the apartment. They also recovered spent handgun casings from the apartment, which had gunshot damage inside.

Robinson’s bail was set at $123,000. He remains at the cellblock pending his initial court appearance on Tuesday, April 8.

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