One dead in Kaneohe shooting
Police capture one of three suspects in Haleiwa
Police captured a man in Haleiwa, one of three male suspects who may have been involved in the fatal shooting of a man in Kaneohe last night.
Witnesses heard numerous gunshots near the intersection of Kaneohe Bay Drive and Namoku Street in Kaneohe at about 9:55 p.m. yesterday.
Night commander Maj. Thomas Nitta said witnesses saw three males in a white Cougar heading toward Kaneohe on Kaneohe Bay Drive. One of the males got out of the car and began chasing a man toward Kaneohe Bay. The man allegedly shot the victim, a man in his late 20s or early 30s, multiple times, Nitta said. He was found in the middle of the roadway.
An Emergency Medical Services ambulance transported the man to Castle Medical Center with numerous gunshot wounds, said Bryan Cheplic, spokesman for city Emergency Services Department.
Police said the man died, but they were still trying to identify the man at 1 a.m., today.
Police had blocked off Kaneohe Bay Drive between Namoku Street and Kokokahi YWCA, while detectives and other police officers investigated the case.
Police began looking for a white Cougar, which had not been reported stolen.
The car and its driver were found in Haleiwa later last night.
Police also recovered a semi-automatic handgun, which allegedly was used in the crime. Police were looking for a second weapon, possibly a 9mm handgun with a long magazine.
Last night, HPD employees carried a mattress as evidence into a police sport utility vehicle. The mattress was apparently hit by gunfire.
The murder took place in a residential area near a new subdivision under construction -- Bay View Estates. Nitta said the shooting is unusual for the area and for Honolulu, which has the lowest violent crime rate for a major city in the country.