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Kauai man arrested in connection with shooting of roommate

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Kauai police arrested a 57-year-old Kapaa man after he allegedly shot his 52-year-old roommate Sunday.

The shooting occurred at about 12:20 a.m. Sunday at a home on Kamalu Road in Wailua Homesteads, police said. Police responded to the shooting after area residents heard multiple shots fired.

It’s unknown at this time what had occurred before the shooting.

Officers found a man lying on the floor in his bedroom with gunshot wounds to his face and chest, according to police spokeswoman Sarah Blane. He was transported to Wilcox Hospital and medevaced to Queen’s Medical Center in serious but stable condition. The suspect was not at the home when police arrived.

Police said the victim lives in the home with the 57-year-old man and several other roommates.

Detectives conducted a search for the suspect that morning. Police said the 57-year-old man turned himself in to police Sunday afternoon and was arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder and two counts of reckless endangering.

He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.