Puna man facing murder charge, other offenses following shooting

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A 26-year-old Puna man is facing a second-degree murder charge and other offenses stemming from a fatal shooting Tuesday afternoon in Mountain View.

Wallace, 26, of Puna, was arrested at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Orchidland Estates subdivision on suspicion of second-degree murder, according to the Hawaii Police Department. No one was injured during the apprehension of Wallace who was in possession of loaded shotgun at the time.

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Police had been seeking Wallace since the Tuesday afternoon shooting of 26-year-old Peter Cyrus Grammer of Mountain View. The alleged shooting took place in the middle of North Kulani Road, about 50 to 60 yards in from Highway 11 in Mountain View.

An autopsy performed Wednesday determined Grammar died of a gunshot wound to the chest, and the forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy ruled the manner of death is homicide, police said.

At 9:50 p.m. Saturday, detectives charged Wallace with second-degree murder, carrying or use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony, carrying or possessing a loaded firearm on a public highway, three counts of ownership or possession (firearm) prohibited, and third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug.

Both men have criminal records, according to court records.

Wallace has convictions for 15 offenses dating back to 2013, including a felony domestic abuse conviction in 2015. He’s also been convicted of misdemeanor theft and resisting arrest, as well as two probation violations.

Grammer has 18 convictions dating back to 2014, none of which were felonies. He has been convicted of misdemeanor assault and two counts of unauthorized entry to a motor vehicle, plus violating probation and a deferred plea.

Wallace is being held at the Hilo Police Station Cellblock in lieu of $1.16 million bail, pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday in South Hilo District Court.

The property owner where Wallace was apprehended was also arrested on Friday on suspicion of hindering prosecution; however, he was later released pending further investigation. Harboring and assisting a fugitive is a felony offense.

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Anyone who may have information about this incident should call the department’s nonemergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Blaine Morishita at (808) 961-2385 or Blaine.Morishita@hawaiicounty.gov.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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