Pahoa man, 61, charged with robbery after shots fired in Leilani Estates video
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Pahoa man, 61, charged with robbery after shots fired in Leilani Estates video

  • Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is spreadingto new areas and residents are reaching their boiling point. A man was arrested after pulling a gun on a neighbor and shooting it during an argument.
    CBS Los Angeles
  • HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

    John Hubbard, 61, of Pahoa.

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A 61-year-old Pahoa man has been charged after he allegedly shot at a 32-year-old man in Puna.

John Hubbard was charged Wednesday with two counts of first-degree reckless endangering, five counts of terroristic threatening, one count of first-degree robbery, ownership of a firearm prohibited, place to keep a pistol, failure to register a firearm, failure to obtain a gun permit and use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony.

He is due to make his initial court appearance at South Hilo District Court today. Hubbard remains in police custody in lieu of $222,000.

Police said the 32-year-old man from Leilani Estates and his acquaintances were surveying the area of his home that was overrun with lava when Hubbard drove up and allegedly assaulted him.

He then pointed a firearm at the group and demanded they leave.

Ethan Edwards, who posted a video of the shooting on Facebook, claimed to be the victim. “Happy to be alive. Be careful out there folks. This situation is really beginning to take its toll psychologically.”

No injuries were reported.

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