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SRT shooting (update No. 3) 12-18-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Office of the Chief
Harry S. Kubojiri
Phone: 961-2244
December 18, 2009
Report No. C09036202

Media Release (update No. 3)

An autopsy performed Friday (December 18) has determined that Daniel Heidt died of a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Toxicology results are pending.

Heidt was shot Wednesday (December 16) during a struggle for his handgun after a standoff in lower Puna.

Police ask that anyone with information on this incident call Lieutenant Mitch Kanehailua 961-2252 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Police are particularly interested in speaking to any motorist who drove past the Kehena Beach Estates subdivision on Highway 137 between 2 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. on December 16.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.