Police search for men present at fatal shooting
Police are looking for three to four men who were present during a gunbattle that killed a 28-year-old man Saturday morning at his former residence in Waianae.
Homicide Lt. Bill Kato said police would like to talk to the other men "to find out their side of the story," and said he is hoping they "may feel bad and call."
The 55-year-old male suspect who lived at the house was arrested Saturday and appeared to have fired a weapon during the shooting, Kato said. The man was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and first-degree terroristic threatening. He remains a suspect and was released Sunday pending further investigation.
Kato said the suspect has hired an attorney and would not tell police whether he knew the man who was killed.
Neighbors said the house was robbed a few months ago and is known for holding cockfights there.
Kato would not comment on whether there was a connection with cockfighting or a likely motive.
Police recovered a rifle and bullet casings inside the house.
They also found numerous bullet holes in the house, more than the number of shots fired, Kato said.
He said it is difficult to say how many shots were fired since some were ricochet holes and others went through the house, resulting in entrance and exit holes.
The Medical Examiner's Office would not release the man's identity yesterday. An autopsy is scheduled for today.