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5-26-21 Police Initiate Murder Investigation Following Kona Shooting

Hawai‘i Police Department
Area II Criminal Investigation Section
Lieutenant Edwin Buyten
Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 266
Report No.: 21-041921

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island Police are investigating a shooting in Keauhou that left a man dead.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m. yesterday evening, May 25, 2021, police responded to a report of an unresponsive male party lying on the ground at Keauhou Kainaliu Beach Road, commonly known as “End of the World”.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section responded and are continuing the investigation, which has been classified as second degree murder.

The male victim was transported to the Hilo Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. His identity is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin. An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Kimmerlyn Makuakane-Jarrell of the Area II Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 326-4646, ext. 228 or email at Kimmerlyn.Makuakane-Jarrell@hawaiicounty.gov.