Man charged in Kona gunfire incident


Police have charged a 39-year-old Kailua-Kona man with nine offenses in connection with an incident involving numerous shots being fired in his Kona apartment and in the parking lot of a Kona hotel.

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, carrying a loaded firearm on a highway, and four other firearms charges.

At 12:03 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a report of shots being fired in the parking lot of King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. 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.

No one was injured during the shooting and police received no reports of damage from the gunshots.

It was later learned that just prior to this incident, 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 obtained search warrants for the car and apartment. They recovered two handguns, a rifle and ammunition from the vehicle as well as a handgun and ammunition from the apartment. They also recovered 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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