Captain Cook man charged with murder in South Kona shooting

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A 66-year-old Captain Cook man charged with murder in connection with a Tuesday night shooting is slated to make his initial court appearance Friday.

James Bonham was charged Thursday evening with second-degree murder, according to the Hawaii Police Department. Bail was set at $50,000 pending his initial court appearance today in Kona District Court.

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The charge stems from a reported shooting in the 83-5000 block of Middle Keei Road in Captain Cook, according to police, who were sent the area at 9:09 p.m. Tuesday.

Upon arrival, officers located a 45-year-old man with an injury consistent with a gunshot, police said. The victim was later pronounced dead at Kona Community Hospital.

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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.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the department’s nonemergency line at (808) 935-3311 or contact Detective Aron Tomota at (808) 326-4646, ext.262, or aron.tomota@hawaiicounty.gov.

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