Police nab man after Kula standoff
Kula Highway is closed after a man is shot twice at a cottage
WAILUKU » Maui police detectives are investigating the cause of a shooting that injured a 43-year-old man outside a Kula residence.
The shooting took place outside a cottage about 100 feet mauka of Kula Highway and about 1.5 miles north of Rice Park.
Police Sgt. Jamie Becraft said detectives are looking into the case as an attempted murder and reckless endangering, and were still reviewing the relationship of the victim to the suspect.
The man was shot twice -- in the leg and arm -- but his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, Becraft said.
Becraft said the man was transferred to Kauai and being treated yesterday at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.
A 53-year-old man who lived at the cottage at 8285 Kula Highway was arrested, pending further investigation.
Becraft said a 9-mm handgun was used in the shooting.
He said the suspect has numerous prior arrests and has been convicted of third-degree promotion of a detrimental drug, reckless endangering and two incidents involving firearms.
The shooting took place outside the suspect's cottage, and police responded after receiving calls for gunshots at about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday, Becraft said.
A standoff with some 30 police forced the shutdown of traffic on Kula Highway at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday and the evacuation of several nearby homes.
The suspect's surrender was negotiated, and he was taken into custody at 6:15 a.m. yesterday, Becraft said.
The road was reopened to traffic at 7:45 a.m. yesterday.