Gun-toting man who shot at lava evacuee to face federal firearm charges on Partisan Viewpoint

PUNA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) –
The gun-toting man accused of shooting at a lava evacuee during a heated confrontation that was captured on video on Tuesday will face federal firearms charges, according to court documents filed Friday.

John Hubbard, 61, made his initial appearance in court on Thursday. The Puna man already stands charged with two counts of first-degree reckless endangering, five counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, one count of first-degree robbery and several other firearms offenses.

Additionally, according to a federal criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Honolulu, Hubbard will also face a single Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition charge. Federal agents are expected to take Hubbard into custody before a court appearance in Honolulu some time next week.

Video of Hubbard’s confrontation with a man in Leilani Estates went viral this week, showing him allegedly shooting at a man and telling him to, “Get out of here,” referencing the subdivision.

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