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Hawaii County police look for man to question in shooting investigation

By Star-Advertiser staff


Hawaii County police are looking for a man wanted for questioning regarding a reported shooting in Puna on Tuesday. No one was hurt.

Police said a 39-year-old Mountain View woman said she was at a home on Overview Road in Mountain View about 3:30 p.m. to retrieve her belongings. She said and a man got into an argument, and as she was leaving, she heard what sounded like a gunshot.

The woman said she turned to the man, who pointed what appeared to be a firearm at her and fired another a shot, police said. The woman left and called police.

Police classified the case as second-degree attempted murder. 

Detectives want to question James Gannon Coffey, 47 of Overview Road. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 150 pounds, with hazel eyes and short graying hair. He may be driving a brown, late-model Toyota pickup truck. He is also wanted for an outstanding arrest warrant. 

Police said Coffey may be armed and considered dangerous, and advised the public to call police and not approach Coffey. 

Police ask that anyone with information on this case or the whereabouts of Coffey to call Detective Joel Field at 961-2381 or jfield@co.hawaii.hi.us. People who prefer to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

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