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Man facing nine offenses for Kona shootings

April 7, 2014 - 9:10pm

Hawaii Island police have charged a 39-year-old Kailua-Kona man with nine offenses after he reportedly fired gunshots in his Kona apartment and at a resort parking lot in Kailua Village.

At 11 a.m. Monday, Raymond Lee Robinson was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree reckless endangering, second-degree reckless endangering, third-degree criminal property damage, oossessing a loaded firearm on a highway, failure to have a place to keep ammunition and three counts of failure to have a place to keep firearms, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

At 12:03 p.m. Saturday, Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of shots being fired in a parking lot of a Kailua-Kona resort near the intersection of Kuakini Highway and Palani Road, according to police. As police approached the man, who was seated in a rental vehicle, he fired numerous shots into the air and made verbal threats against the officers.

He was arrested shortly thereafter and taken to the Kona police cellblock pending further investigation, according to police.

No one was injured during the shooting and police received no reports of damage from the gunshots, according to police. Officers recovered numerous spent casings from the vicinity.

It was later learned that just prior to the shots being fired in Kailua Village, shots had been reported at Robinson’s apartment located off Kakahiaka Road in Kailua-Kona. There were no reported injuries at or around his apartment.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section obtained search warrants for the car and apartment, according to police. They reportedly located two handguns, a rifle and ammunition from the vehicle as well as a handgun and ammunition from the apartment. They also located spent handgun casings from the apartment, which had gunshot damage inside.

Robinson’s bail was set at $123,000. He remains at the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday.

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