Suspect appears in court on attempted murder, firearm charges in Kahaluu shooting

The man accused of firing a shotgun at a police officer in Kahaluu appeared in court Tuesday morning.

Glendon Young, 42, was charged Monday with attempted murder in the first degree and firearm charges stemming from an incident that occurred Saturday, Jan. 14, on Kamehameha Highway.

According to court documents, a police officer responded to an unrelated incident and noticed Young sitting at a bus stop bunch across the street. In the document, the officer said “Young had a black bag between his legs and was staring at him in an intimidating manner.”

After the officer entered his police subsidized vehicle and closed the door, documents claim he heard a loud bang and felt something strike his vehicle. Documents say he exited the vehicle, yelled “shots fired, shots fired,” and saw Young “holding what appeared to be a long barrel firearm pointed at the ground in the direction of the driveway” placing a field training officer and a metropolitan police recruit in the line of fire.

Photo: Sean Casey
Photo provided by Sean Casey

Documents say “verbal commands were given to Young to get on the ground at gunpoint, at which time he complied” and was handcuffed after a brief struggle.

Documents say a Remington 870 shotgun was recovered, and a check of its serial number revealed the gun was reported stolen.

According to documents, “Dispatch related that Young has multiple priors; a convicted felon and that he cannot legally possess a firearm or ammunition.”

Young’s preliminary hearing was set for Thursday. His bail was confirmed at $1 million.

Glendon Young
Glendon Young

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