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Puhi Bay shooting (update No. 2)
Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Mitchell Kanehailua
October 7, 2008
Report No. C08030151
An autopsy conducted on Tuesday (October 7) on the body of Cameron Mauga determined the cause of death to be a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Police have also located David Lewi, the 30-year-old brother of the suspect. He has spoken with detectives.
On Sunday (October 5) at 9:07 a.m., Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a fight and gunshots. They found Mauga with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:20 a.m.
Not long after learning of the incident, police arrested Desmond Lewi in connection with the shooting a short distance away on Kauhane Street in Keaukaha.
Lewi was charged with second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and two additional firearm offenses. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $1,000,000 bail pending his initial court appearance in South Hilo District Court tomorrow afternoon (October 8).
Detectives have not located the weapon, believed to be a 12-gauge shotgun. Detectives searched the Kalanianaole Street and Kauhane Street areas on Monday (October 6).
Police ask that anyone with information about this case call Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.
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