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California fugitive sought for questioning in connection with Kailua shooting


    Francisco Casillas is a person of interest in a shooting in Kailua earlier this month that left a man in serious condition.


    This photo shows a “POMONA” tattoo on the stomach of Francisco Casillas. He is a person of interest in a shooting in Kailua.


    This image shows a dragon tattoo on the right arm of Francisco Casillas, a person of interest in a Kailua shooting.

Honolulu police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 31-year-old man, a reported gang member and fugitive from California, who is wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting last week in Kailua.

Honolulu CrimeStoppers coordinator Chris Kim said Francisco Casillas has been identified as a person of interest in the June 11 shooting, which left a 39-year-0ld man in serious condition.

Police said the shooting occurred just after 10 p.m. as two men argued about a woman at a Keolu Drive home in Enchanted Lake.

The suspect shot the victim in one of his legs and shot at the victim’s head, but that bullet only grazed the victim’s scalp.

Police opened an attempted murder investigation.

A Honolulu Crimestoppers bulletin today said Casillas, also known as “Franky” or “Adrian Nunez,” is known to frequent Kaneohe, Kailua, and Waimanalo.

Casillas is also wanted for a $3 million extradition warrant out of Pomona, Calif., Honolulu CrimeStoppers said.

The Pomona Police Department said in a 2015 news release that Casillas, a known gang member, was wanted for a Pomona shooting in 2012. Casillas was charged with three counts of attempted murder and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Pomona police said Casillas was known to frequent Pomona, Calif., Colorado, and Hawaii.

Casillas is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, a tattoo that says “POMONA” on his stomach, and a dragon tattoo on his right arm.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME from a cell phone. Anonymous tips can also be sent online here.

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