Alleged shooter, victim weigh in on Mountain View incident

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  • Shane Fann appears in Hilo District Court via video on Thursday. (Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald)

Both the victim of a Monday night shooting in Mountain View and the man accused of being the shooter contacted police with differing accounts of the incident, according to court documents filed by police.

The victim, 42-year-old David Soares of Kopua Farm Lots subdivision, called 911 and told a dispatcher that he was driving when he was shot through the driver’s side window, documents state. Soares reportedly told the dispatcher he was driving to Mountain View Mini Mart gas station for police assistance.


The officer who responded to the gas station met Soares, who had gunshot wounds to his face and his left forearm. A tourniquet was applied to the forearm to stop the bleeding.

Soares reportedly told police he was shot by a neighbor with a shotgun because the neighbor thought Soares had been shooting guns in the area.

The officer also noted gunshot damage to Soares’ car, documents state.

A dispatcher also reportedly received a call from Shane Fann, who allegedly told the dispatcher someone shot at him, so he shot back with his shotgun.

An ambulance took Soares to Hilo Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with a shattered jawbone.

The 40-year-old Fann allegedly told police he was watching Netflix when he heard what he thought were gunshots by his gate, so he drove down his driveway with a loaded shotgun.

Fann told officers he turned left on Waimaka O Pele Road, saw a car coming at him, stopped the car and asked the driver if he had been shooting guns in the area, according to documents.

Fann reportedly told police the driver of the car denied shooting, then tried to grab his arms and face.

Documents state Fann then told officers he grabbed his shotgun and held it up, and the driver responded by pointing a handgun at Fann, who then fired the shotgun.

Fann said he then returned home, called 911 and told a dispatcher shots were fired and he fired back. Fann also reportedly told police he noticed a bullet hole in his truck.

Fann was arrested without incident, police said. A search warrant executed on Fann’s home reportedly turned up a 12-gauge Charles Daly shotgun registered to Fann’s girlfriend, identified in documents as Andrea Savage, plus ammunition.

Fann’s truck also sported what police described as a “single gunshot hole on the outer frame,” with a single projectile found in the rear cab.

According to documents, Fann has felony convictions in both Hawaii and Washington state.

Fann is charged with attempted second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony, carrying a loaded firearm on a public roadway, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and two counts of being a felon in possession of ammunition.

At Fann’s initial court appearance Thursday, Hilo District Judge Jeffrey Hawk maintained Fann’s bail at $1.15 million and ordered him to return Monday for a preliminary hearing.

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