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Police are searching for a Pahoa man wanted in connection with a shooting in Glenwood


Eric Wilson Jr.

Eric Wilson Jr.

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 19-year-old Pāhoa man who is wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting incident on Saturday (July 1) in Glenwood near the transfer station.

Eric Wilson Jr. is described as 5-feet-6-inches, 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Police caution members of the public from approaching Wilson.

Responding to the 1:00 p.m. report of a single gunshot fired, officers identified a 21-year-old female victim with an apparent bullet wound to the neck. The shot is suspected to have come from a white colored sedan which fled in an unknown direction. Officers learned that the victim and unknown suspect may have been involved in an encounter just prior to the shooting.

The victim was treated and released from the Hilo Medical Center.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Jesse Kerr of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2377 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 $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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