Hōnaunau Man Dies From July 3 Shooting
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.