Puhi Bay shooting (update No. 2)

Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Mitchell Kanehailua
Phone: 961-2252
October 7, 2008
Report No. C08030151

Media Release (update No. 2)

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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