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Mililani shooting suspect appears in court

  • PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA/DODA@STARADVERTISER.COMRichard P. Silva (left) makes his initial appearance in District Court before Judge Barbara Richardson to face attempted murder charges.  On the right is public defender, Pamela Lundquist.
    PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA/DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Richard P. Silva (left) makes his initial appearance in District Court before Judge Barbara Richardson to face attempted murder charges. On the right is public defender, Pamela Lundquist.

A 43-year-old Mililani man charged with two counts of second-degree attempted murder in the shooting of two men in a Mililani Park early Monday morning appeared in District Court this morning.

Richard P. Silva, who is being held on $500,000 bail, appeared before District Court Judge Barbara Richardson, who set his preliminary hearing for 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Police said the shooting was apparently the result of an argument between acquaintances that started at the Shack restaurant in Mililani Sunday night.

Silva allegedly challenged two men to a fight at the park. Neighbors heard about five or six shots at about 1:30 a.m.

A 38-year-old man went to the hospital in very serious condition and a 41-year-old man was hospitalized in serious condition.

Silva turned himself in at the Wahiawa police substation at about 4 a.m. Monday after the shooting.

Silva has five previous convictions for misdemeanors or violations in Hawaii, including a felony conviction for assault in 1994, according to state records.

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