Hilo shooting victim’s condition improving


A 35-year-old Hilo woman remains hospitalized today following a shooting early Thursday afternoon at a residence on upper Kaiwiki Road.

Police say the condition of the victim, identified by neighbors as Miya Pumehana Napoleon, also known as Miya Sagucio, has been upgraded from critical to serious but stable.


Her husband, 41-year-old Corey Kahuhipa Napoleon of Hilo, remains in police custody on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder. He’s not yet been charged. Detectives from the Hilo Criminal Investation and Juvenile Aid sections continue to investigate, and have until 1:50 p.m. Saturday to charge Napoleon or release him pending further investigation.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Matthew Kaaihue at 961-8883 or matthew.kaaihue@hawaiicounty.gov or call the police non-emergency line at 935-3311.


Those who prefer anonymity may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

The victim’s family has set up a gofundme.com campaign to help with her medical expenses. In 16 hours, $1,580 had been raised with a goal of a $7,500 goal. It can be found at https://www.gofundme.com/prayers-for-miya-sagucio.

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