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Man, 34, facing charges tied to report of gunshots fired in front of Hilo residence

  • COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENTKevin Kuhia was charged in connection with gunshots fired in Hilo last week.
    COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
    Kevin Kuhia was charged in connection with gunshots fired in Hilo last week.

Hawaii County police have charged a man who was arrested last week in connection with a report of gunshots in Hilo on Sept. 30.

Kevin Kuhia, 34, who has no permanent address, was charged with first-degree reckless endangering, unauthorized control of a motor vehicle, ownership of a firearm prohibited, and a firearms violation. His bail was set at $70,000.

On Sept. 30, Hilo patrol officers responded to a report that a man had fired several rounds from a red Mazda Miata in front of a house on Elama Street in the Panaewa area.

On Oct. 3, police located the car and Kuhia in a vacant lot on Lehua Street in the Fern Acres subdivision in Puna.

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