POSTED: 10:09 p.m. HST, Dec 14, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 03:31 a.m. HST, Dec 15, 2012
Hawaii island officials charged a 48-year-old Hawaiian Ocean View Estates man with firearms violations and other offenses after someone fired a gun Thursday morning in Hilo.
Allen Benjamin III is accused of second-degree reckless endangering, place to keep ammunition, place to keep pistol, first-degree theft and two counts of prohibited ownership/possession. His bail was set at $15,000.
Police received a call at 12:46 a.m. Thursday that someone fired a gun in the Hilo industrial area. No one was hurt.
Witnesses led officers to a vehicle parked on Makaala Street, which led police to Benjamin. Police recovered a weapon and ammunition.