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Mountain View woman, 33, arrested in officer-involved shooting

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Hawaii County police have arrested a Mountain View woman, 33, in connection to an officer-involved shooting incident on Tuesday in the Puna District. 

No injuries were reported.

Acting on an anonymous tip, detectives and a special enforcement unit arrested the woman Wednesday for suspicion of two counts of attempted first-degree murder, second-degree theft, and contempt of court.

The woman was arrested at a Mountain View residence without incident. She remained in police custody Thursday while detectives continue the investigation. 

A stolen black Nissan pickup truck was also recovered during the execution of a search warrant at the Mountain View residence. 

At about 2 p.m. Tuesday, while officers were attending to an unrelated incident, they attempted to stop a stolen vehicle traveling south on Route 11, just south of the Kulani Road intersection in Mountain View. The vehicle sped toward the officers in a threatening manner, according to a police report. In response, an officer fired one shot toward the vehicle, which continued southbound on Route 11 toward Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed either the pickup theft from Prince Kuhio Plaza or the shooting incident on Route 11 near the Kulani Road intersection to call Det. Grant Todd at 961-2385 or send email at gtodd@co.hawaii.hi.us

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide CrimeStoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. CrimeStoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. CrimeStoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All CrimeStoppers information is kept confidential.

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