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LIHU‘E — The Department of the Prosecuting Attorney on Friday announced the Grand Jury indictment of a Kapa‘a man for a Jan. 5 gunfire incident at his home that led to a four-hour police standoff.
The 19-count indictment against Kevin K. Christian, 41, is for the offenses of first-degree attempted murder, carrying or use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, two counts of first-degree criminal property damage and 13 counts of first-degree reckless endangering.
Prosecutors allege Christian shot a firearm at a Kaua‘i Police Department officer and fired numerous shots into a neighboring residence, which placed others in danger of death or seriously bodily injury.
Police took Christian into custody during the early morning hours of Jan 6 after KPD crisis negotiators convinced him to peacefully surrender.
In light of the Grand Jury’s findings, the preliminary hearing that began on Jan. 12 will no longer need to go forward, a news release from the prosecutor’s office states.
Judge Kathleen Watanabe has set bail at $650,000. Christian remains in custody pending his initial appearance in Circuit Court.
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