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Man wanted in Honolii shooting case, Hale Nani escapee, considered armed and dangerous


Scottie Yanagawa

Scottie Yanagawa

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 29-year-old man wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting in the Honoliʻi area on January 31.

Scottie Yanagawa is described as 5-foot-5, 225 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He may now be clean shaven.

He is also wanted for escaping from the Hale Nani correctional facility on November 19. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Police caution anyone with information on his whereabouts not to approach him. Instead, call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Clarence Davies at 961-2383 or or Detective Todd Pataray at 961-2382 or

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribed to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

The victim, a 31-year-old Kona man, is recovering from his injuries at a hospital on Oahu.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation, which is classified as a second-degree attempted murder.

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