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Big Isle police search for man wanted in connection with attempted murder


    Helani Kenui.

Big Island police are searching for a 35-year-old Pahoa man wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Hilo Saturday morning.

Helani Kenui is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-8, 200 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

Kenui is considered armed and dangerous and the public is cautioned not to approach him.

Police responded at 12:25 p.m. to an incident at the 100 block of Maka’ala Street, where a 27-year-old Hilo man reported that an unknown man pulled out a revolver and fired a shot into the driver’s side of his vehicle. He was not injured.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the police department’s non emergency line, 935-3311, Crime Stoppers, 961-8300, or contact detective Dean Uyetake, 961-2379 or

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