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Police charge Kailua-Kona man with attempted murder


Shannon Ke
Shannon Ke

Big Island Police have charged a Kailua-Kona man with Attempted Murder.

On, (March 26), Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a disorderly male who was on the shoreline, fronting a local restaurant on Kahakai Road in Kailua-Kona.

When arriving on scene, patrol officers found the male party on a rocky ledge overlooking the ocean.  While making contact with him, a confrontation ensued causing the responding officer and the male to tumble into the water where the altercation continued. Officers took the male party into custody.

On, Thursday, (March 28), the suspect, 31-year-old Shannon Ke, was charged with Attempted Murder 1;  two counts of Terroristic Threatening 1, Criminal Property Damage 2, Resisting Arrest and Assault on Police Officer  1.  His bail was set at $342,000.

Police are seeking witnesses who were in the area and  may have observed and/or recorded the confrontation to contact Detective Jerome Manuel at (808) 326-4646 ext. 262 or via email at or call the department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

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