Waikoloa shooting 03-08-07

HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION, AREA II
ACTING CAPTAIN GLENN UEHANA
PHONE: 326-4646, EXT. 263
MARCH 8, 2007
REPORT NO. C07008170

MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island police are investigating a homicide in Waikoloa.

Responding to a 4:07 p.m. report of a shooting in the employees’ parking lot at the Kings’ Shops on Waikoloa Beach Drive, South Kohala police determined that a 38-year-old man had sustained multiple gunshot wounds resulting in his death.

The victim’s name is being withheld until his family is notified.

Police arrested Lito Mateo, 53, of Waikoloa on suspicion of second-degree murder but have not charged him. He is being held at the Kealakehe police station while the investigation continues.

Detectives assigned to the Area II Criminal Investigations Division are at the scene investigating the shooting.

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