HPD Investigating “Drive-By” Paintball Assaults in Kona

Yesterday afternoon, Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of two unidentified males shooting paintballs at random people on Ali‘i Drive in Kailua-Kona from a truck.

Officers contacted two separate victims with visible injuries consistent to that of being shot by a paintball.

The suspect vehicle was located and police arrested and charged 18-year old Cyan Batha, of Kamuela, for two counts of Assault III and 27-year old Sailus Gamsey, of Kailua-Kona.  Gamsey was released pending further investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Sergeant Erich Jackson at (808) 326-4646, Ext. 253; or via email at Erich.Jackson@Hawaiicounty.gov


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