Shooting suspect charged with first degree attempted murder

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Hawaii Island police have charged 36-year-old Tyson K. Lewi in connection with the shooting incident in Puna Sunday.

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Hawaii Island police have charged 36-year-old Tyson K. Lewi in connection with the shooting incident in Puna Sunday.

Police charged Lewi Wednesday with first degree attempted murder, two counts of second degree attempted murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony and two counts of first degree criminal property damage. He remains in police custody in lieu of $550,000 bail pending his initial court appearance in South Hilo District Court scheduled for today.

At 6:21 p.m., Sunday police responded to an affray with gunshots fired at Isaac Hale Beach Park in Pohoiki, located in lower Puna.

Investigators determined that there was a confrontation between two groups of people during which multiple gunshots were fired, injuring three Puna men. The three were transported by medics to the Hilo Medical Center. One victim, a 35-year-old man from Pahoa, was later taken to the Queen’s Medical Center where he remains in critical condition. The other two victims, a 25-year-old and a 27-year-old, both men from Mountain View, remain in stable condition. There has been no change in any of these victims’ condition.

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Investigators are asking for anyone who may have any video recording taken relative to the shooting incident, to contact investigators.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, is in possession of video recording of the incident or have any other information about the shooting, is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Scott Amaral of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2384 or Scott.Amaral@hawaiicounty.gov.