Police arrest woman for Friday shooting


Hawaii Island police have arrested a 22-year-old Captain Cook woman on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with an investigation of a shooting Friday morning in Holualoa. Randi-Keli K. Banagan was arrested at 7 p.m. on Saturday at a Captain Cook Road residence, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Police on Friday investigated a report of a 26-year-old Holualoa man being shot in the chest on Waiono Meadows Road. The victim told police he was walking down the road when he and his girlfriend encountered an acquaintance driving up. The victim and a woman in the car, believed to be Banagan, got into a confrontation and she allegedly shot him with a rifle, police said.

The victim was taken to the Kona Community Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released, police said.

Banagan is being held at the Kona cellblock while Area II Criminal Investigations Section detectives continue the investigation.