Police locate possible witness to Hilo shooting

  • Hawaii Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the operator of a vehicle seen in the parking lot of the Puainako Town Center in Hilo around the time of a fatal shooting on Dec. 18.

Hawaii Island police reported Tuesday morning that officers have made contact with the operator of a vehicle seen in the parking lot of Puainako Town Center in Hilo around the time of a Dec. 18 shooting that killed a father of three.

Original post: Hawaii Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the operator of a vehicle seen in the parking lot of the Puainako Town Center in Hilo around the time of a fatal shooting on Dec. 18.

The vehicle, which is described as a white king-cab Nissan Frontier pickup truck with a dark-colored pipe rack, was captured on video surveillance in the McDonald’s drive-through, and then seen driving through the parking lot, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Police want to interview the driver and possible occupants as witnesses to the early morning shooting that killed 41-year-old Benjamin Craig Davidson.

Anyone who may have information on the identity of the truck operator should call the department’s nonemergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective John Balberde at (808) 961-2386 or john.balberde@hawaiicounty.gov or Lt. Rio Amon-Wilkins at (808) 961-2252 or rio.amon-wilkins@hawaiicounty.gov.

ADVERTISING


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email hawaiiwarriorworld@staradvertiser.com.