Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. C14017448
Media Release (update No. 2 correction) (clarifies that suspect has not been charged with murder)
The victim of a July 3 shooting in Hōnaunau has died from his injuries. As a result, Hawaiʻi Island police have reclassified the case from attempted murder to murder.
Todd Shaver, 52, of Hōnaunau was pronounced dead at Kona Community Hospital at 7:45 p.m. Saturday (July 26). An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
Police arrested 44-year-old Monte Moreau of Hōnaunau at the scene and charged him on July 5 with attempted second-degree murder. He is at Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center awaiting trial. He has yet to be re-charged with second-degree murder.
On July 3, Kona Patrol officers responded to a 6:35 p.m. report of a shooting on the 83-5300 block of Highway 11 in Hōnaunau.
At a house being rented to several tenants, police found Shaver with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Fire/rescue personnel took him to Kona Community Hospital in critical condition.