Big Island Police Searching for 34-Year-Old Wanted for Attempted Murder

Big Island police are searching for a man wanted for attempted murder. The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Jarvis Naoki Higa of Hilo.

Jarvis Naoki Higa

At 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to a report of a man threatening a 34-year-old Hilo man with a firearm. Police determined that a round was discharged in the parking lot of the Orchid Manor condominium complex on Kalanianaole Avenue in Hilo before the suspect fled the area.

He is described as Japanese, 5-foot-6, 160 pounds with short black hair and tattoos on his chest. He may be armed and dangerous.

Police ask that anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who knows Higa’s whereabouts contact Detective Ernest Matsumoto by phone at 961-2379 or by email at or Detective Joel Field by phone at 961-2381 or by email at

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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