South Kona man arrested for murder following Tuesday evening shooting

A 66-year-old Captain Cook man is in police custody on suspicion of murder following a shooting incident Tuesday evening that left a 45-year-old man dead.

At 9:09 p.m. Tuesday, Kona patrol officers responded to a reported shooting in the 83-5000 block of Middle Keei Road in Captain Cook, according to the Hawaii Police Department.


Upon arrival, officers located a man with an injury consistent with a gunshot, police said. The victim was later pronounced dead at Kona Community Hospital.

Police said his name is being withheld pending identification and notification of next-of-kin. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.

Police arrested 66-year-old James Bonham Captain Cook was arrested at the scene on suspicion of second-degree murder, according the the department. Detectives continue to investigate the incident.


Criminal Investigation Division Captain Thomas Shopay said a firearm was recovered from the scene, and they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the department’s no-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or contact Detective Aron Tomota at (808) 326-4646, ext.262, or

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