POSTED: 10:07 p.m. HST, Apr 25, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 02:03 a.m. HST, Apr 26, 2013
A Kapaa man was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for firing a rifle at several people during a 2009 confrontation at Kealia Beach.
No one was hurt.
Philip Papagayo Jr., 23, was convicted last year on firearms, reckless endangering and terroristic threatening charges.
The Kauai prosecutor’s office said Papagayo got into an argument with several people at Kealia Lookout at about 9:30 p.m. April 30, 2009.
Papagayo told the group he was going home to get a gun and “get you guys.”
The group moved to Kealia Beach near the north end parking lot, where Papagayo fired the rifle two to three times.
Papagayo was sentenced to three five-year terms but will be allowed to serve them at the same time.