Man arrested after pistol fired
Shots were fired in the air during a family fight in Haleiwa
A 51-year-old man was arrested yesterday after he allegedly fired two gunshots in the air following a domestic dispute in Haleiwa.
About 8:27 a.m., police said they received a call from a woman at a pig farm off the Joseph P. Leong Highway who reported an argument between family members, with reports of a gun being fired.
Police cleared the area and shut down a portion of the highway. While they waited for members of the Specialized Services Division, or SWAT Team, officers heard another gunshot, said Capt. Frank Fujii, spokesman for the Honolulu Police Department.
Nobody suffered any gunshot wounds. "The firearm was not fired directly at someone," Fujii said.
About 10:20 a.m., Fujii said, officers located the suspect in brush in the Haleiwa area, and he surrendered. The handgun he used has yet to be located, Fujii said.
The suspect has a conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol and disorderly conduct. Yesterday he was arrested on suspicion of first-degree reckless endangering, a Class C felony with maximum punishment of five years in prison.