Hōnaunau Man Dies From July 3 Shooting

July 28, 2014, 4:02 PM HST
* Updated July 28, 4:05 PM
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The victim of a July 3 shooting in Hōnaunau has died at Kona Community Hospital, resulting in Hawaiʻi County police reclassifying the case from attempted murder to murder.

On July 3, Kona Patrol officers responded to a 6:35 p.m. report of a shooting on the 83-5300 block of Highway 11 in Hōnaunau.

Todd Shaver, 52, of Hōnaunau was pronounced dead at Kona Community Hospital at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, July 26. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

At a house being rented to several tenants, police found Shaver with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Fire/rescue personnel took him to Kona Community Hospital in critical condition.

Monte Moreau, 44, of Hōnaunau was was charged on July 5 with attempted second-degree murder but has not been recharged, an HPD release said.


Police arrested Moreau at the scene.

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