Shots erupted over noise, police say


POSTED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Prosecutors charged a 54-year-old Mililani man yesterday with second- degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting his 45-year-old next-door neighbor multiple times with a revolver.

Police said the suspect, Michael J. Graham, had a long-standing dispute with his neighbor over noise. Police and neighbors identified the neighbor as Jerome Cristobal.

Graham also was charged with four counts of first-degree terroristic threatening for allegedly firing the gun at his neighbor's three children and Cristobal's daughter's boyfriend.

Graham was also charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm to commit a felony. His bail was set at $150,000.

Police said Cristobal was covering a generator in his backyard about 9:45 p.m. Sunday at his 94-235 Kaholo St. house.

When his son went outside to ask his father for a cigarette, he heard a loud pop, saw his father fall to the ground and began screaming for help, a police affidavit said.

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Cristobal's 16-year-old daughter went outside and asked Graham to call for help, when she noticed him holding a gun. She “;pleaded with Graham, asking him not to shoot,”; the affidavit said.

Graham then allegedly pointed the gun at Cristobal, his two sons, daughter and her boyfriend and fired more rounds, several of which hit Cristobal, police said.

Once Graham stopped shooting, the children carried their father into the house and called for help.

Paramedics treated Cristobal for gunshot wounds to his upper left chest, lower right rib area and right bicep.

Cristobal was initially transported to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition, but later improved to serious condition.

Police went to Graham's house and found a black revolver on the kitchen table, the affidavit said.