Police Conduct Door-to-Door Search on Hawaiʻi Island for Armed and Dangerous Suspect
Police on Hawaiʻi Island are conducting a door-to-door search for a suspect who is considered armed and dangerous.
The search follows an officer-involved shooting in Kailua-Kona that left one man dead.
The suspect, Lee Cole, is wanted for attempted murder after allegedly shooting a woman in the head in Ocean View on Tuesday.
According to reports, police received information that Cole was in the Kailua Na area with other individuals in allegedly stolen vehicles, a white Dodge sedan and a Chevy Malibu.
Officers intercepted one of the stolen cars, which resulted in a police-involved shooting that left a suspect dead.
However, Cole fled the area in the white Dodge and was pursued by officers through the Waimea area.
Officers tracked Cole to a rural area in McCool, where Chief Moskowitz said Cole could be in a nearby gulch that is 100 to 200 feet deep.
Police are using infrared night vision technology, air assets, and ground assets to locate him.
Residents in the area are being warned to be careful and to avoid the area if possible.
Cole is described as wearing jeans and a plaid shirt, standing at 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 215 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
He has a distinctive tattoo on his right cheek near his eye that reads “Greed.” Police say he is an armed and extremely dangerous person who does not want to be captured and is a hazard to the community.
The search for Cole is ongoing, and anyone with information is urged to contact the police immediately.