Puna man arrested in domestic incident

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Hawaii Island police have arrested a 53-year-old man Puna man for several offenses stemming from a domestic incident Monday in Puna.

At 2:54 p.m. Monday, Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a physical domestic incident involving a man and an injured woman at a Melekule Street residence in the Orchidland Estates subdivision.

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Officers arrived and located a 51-year-old woman with injuries to her hand and jaw informing police that she was assaulted by her spouse, according to the Hawaii Police Department. The victim also reported that he had fired a gun at her as she ran from the residence. The victim was not injured by the shots and refused medical treatment.

The suspect, 53-year-old Rick Bowen of Puna, was taken into custody without incident.

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Detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section are continuing this investigation and the residence has been secured pending the execution of a search warrant.

Bowen remains in custody at the police cellblock while detectives continue the investigation, which is classified as an attempted murder.

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