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UPDATE: Second Man Arrested in Big Island Shooting

Tyson Keola Lewi. HPD photo.

Updated at 4:19 p.m. on July 31.

The Hawai`i Police Department have arrested a second individual in connection with the ongoing investigation into Sunday’s Pohoiki shooting.

At 3 p.m. on Monday HPD arrested 36-year-old Tyson Keola Lewi. He was taken into custody without incident at the Pahoa Police Station for first degree assault.

Lewi was taken to the Hilo cellblock while detectives continue this investigation.

Investigators are also interested in any video recordings taken relative to the shooting incident.

Original story published at 9:38 a.m.

The Hawai`i Police Department has arrested a 49-year-old Puna man for attempted murder in connection with a shooting incident in Puna on the Big Island Sunday.

At 6:21 p.m., police responded to a report of gunshots fired at Isaac Hale Beach Park in Pohoiki, located in lower Puna.

Investigators determined that there was a confrontation between two groups of people during which multiple gunshots were fired, injuring three Puna men. The three were transported by medics to the Hilo Medical Center. One victim, a 35- year-old man from Pāhoa, was later taken to the Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition. The two other victims, a 25-year-old and a 27- ye ar-old, both men of Mt. View, remain in stable condition.

Witnesses identified Rodney Wilbur Sr., of Mt. View, as the shooter responsible for the 35-year-old victim’s injuries. Wilbur was arrested a short time later after leaving the scene. He is being held at the Hilo cellblock while investigators with the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any other information about it is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Scott Amaral of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2384 or Scott.Amaral@hawaiicounty.gov.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or s ubscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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