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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted at 11:52 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2001

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Police say Big Isle shooting victim lied

Big Island police said a 55-year-old man who was shot in the Ka'u subdivision July 3 was involved in a domestic dispute, and not confronted by armed intruders, as originally reported to police.

Police have identified a family member involved in the dispute with a man shot at his home in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates.

They have recovered a handgun believed to have been used in the shooting, and sent it to crime laboratories for analysis. Results will be forwarded to the county prosecutor's office.

Police and paramedics responded to a call at the home on the evening of July 3 and found the man with a gunshot wound.

He originally told police he had surprised two male intruders, one of whom shot him in the upper abdomen.

The man was flown by air ambulance to the Kona Community Hospital and later to Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu for treatment, where he is still confined.

Fourth arrest made in fight at carnival

Police this week arrested a fourth person in connection with a Punahou Carnival fight that injured two 15-year-old Roosevelt High School students Feb. 2.

The 20-year-old man, identified as one of the attackers, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder. He had been in police custody on an unrelated offense, police said.

In March, an 18-year-old who was in the O'ahu Community Correctional Center for another offense was arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder in the case.

And in February, two boys, 15 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder. Both were released pending further investigation.

Two 15-year-olds were hurt in the fight, including one who was hospitalized with multiple stab wounds, police said. The other boy suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized.

Two charged in McCully robberies

Police charged two 18-year-old men in connection with two robberies that happened on Sunday in McCully.

Mark Ah Nee and Moses Kawaa were each charged with first-

degree and second-degree robbery, police said. Their bail was set at $75,000 each. The men have no local address, police said.

At 3:50 p.m. Sunday, two robbers assaulted a 19-year-old man and stole his wallet while he walked on 1687 Kalauokalani Way, they said. He suffered a cut lip and a facial fracture.

At 8:54 p.m., two robbers attacked an 18-year-old man in the same location, police said. The robbers brandished a knife and stole the man's wallet. The man suffered pain to his jaw, police said.

Girl receives obscene call

Police have opened a sexual assault case after a girl received a telephone call yesterday afternoon from a man who claimed to be a doctor.

Police said the man calling the North King Street home made obscene suggestions to the girl.

The girl's mother reported the incident to police.