A 65-year-old man has been charged with shooting a police officer on Hawaii island and hiding in a shed behind his home, police said.
Albert Puu, of Hawaiian Beaches, shot the officer in the leg on Wednesday morning while the officer was responding to a report of an assault, police said.
Puu was charged Thursday afternoon with first-degree attempted murder, first-degree reckless endangering, harassment and several firearm violations. He was being held at the Hilo
cellblock with a $515,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court Monday.
At about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, officers were approaching Puu’s home on Oio Street when Puu fired a single shot at police, hitting the officer in the thigh, police said. Officers did not return fire.
Puu hid in a shed behind his home and was arrested without incident 7 a.m. Thursday.
The injured officer, a two-year veteran with the police department, was in good condition.