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Kona shooting suspect Gomes is charged with multiple offenses


Walter Gomes III
Walter Gomes III

Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a Kailua-Kona man in connection with a shooting incident which occurred in the Kona district on, (March 21), that left one woman seriously injured.

On Tuesday, (April 2), investigators from the Area II Criminal Investigation Division charged 41-year-old Walter Gomes III, with multiple offenses stemming from the initial incident whereby a female sustained a single gunshot wound. The offenses include:

  1. Assault in the First Degree
  2. Assault in the Second Degree
  3. Ownership or Possession of Firearm Prohibited
  4. Reckless Endangering in the First Degree
  5. Carry/Possessing loaded firearm on a highway
  6. Resisting order to stop (MD)
  7. Resisting order to stop (FC)
  8. Excessive Speeding
  9. Resisting Order to Stop (MD)
  10. Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree
  11. Accidents Involving Damage to Vehicle or Property
  12. Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree
  13. Reckless Endangering in the Second Degree
  14. Resisting Order to Stop (FC)
  15. Reckless Driving
  16. Ownership or Possession Prohibited (Firearms)
  17. Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle
  18. Promotion of a Dangerous Drug
  19. Probation Violation

Total Bail Amount:  $313,250

Gomes remains in police custody pending his initial court appearance for the charges.

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