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Puna man charged for allegedly firing gunshot in dispute with neighbor

  • COURTESY HAWAII COUNTY POLICE
                                Shawn Galigo

    COURTESY HAWAII COUNTY POLICE

    Shawn Galigo

A 45-year-old Puna man was charged Saturday after allegedly firing a gun during a dispute with a neighbor, Hawaii island police said.

Detectives conferred with Hawaii County prosecutors and charged Shawn Galigo with first-degree terroristic threatening and two firearm counts. His bail was set at $30,000.

He was also arrested and charged on two outstanding warrants for a $1,150 bail amount.

Galigo remains in custody and is scheduled to make his initial appearance Monday in Hilo District Court.

Police were called just before 3 p.m. Thursday to on Maile Way in the Ainaloa subdivision regarding a neighbor dispute involving gunshots.

Officers learned Galigo and a neighbor were arguing in front of Galigo’s home, when he allegedly pulled out and fired a pistol.

No one was injured.

Police believe he left the area on foot before they arrived. Police evacuated several residents on Maile Way until officers declared it was safe.

Detectives served a warrant shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday at the house and recovered a rifle and ammunition. Galigo turned himself in at the Hilo Police Station shortly after 8 p.m. Friday.

Police are asking for witnesses to the incident or anyone who had been in the area to call police at (808) 935-3311 or contact Detective Casey Cabral at (808) 961-2381 or casey.cabral@hawaiicounty.gov.

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