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Puna man sought for questioning in domestic dispute

Police on Wednesday were searching for 25-year-old Brendon Hironaka of Puna who is wanted for questioning regarding a violent domestic dispute Friday on Pokahu Drive in Kurtistown.

Hironaka is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, 115 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

On Friday afternoon shortly before 3:30 p.m., Puna patrol officers responded to a reported domestic dispute involving gunshots on Pohaku Drive.

Responding officers learned that Hironaka and a female family member were involved in a verbal dispute when the confrontation turned physical within the living room.

Hironaka reportedly started throwing miscellaneous items at her, grabbed the front of her neck, and slammed her head numerous times against various items within the residence.

Hironaka forcibly took control of a 25-caliber semi-auto pistol from the female relative and discharged several shots near her.

He then left the residence with the firearm and drove away in a 2002 white Toyota Camry bearing license plate ZGR420, police said.

Police caution members of the public not to approach Hironaka and to immediately contact police if they see him.

Police ask anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed this incident, or who has information on Hironaka’s whereabouts, to call the police department’s nonemergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Corina Mclellan at (808) 961-2373 or corina.mclellan@hawaiicounty.gov.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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