Kapoho Man Arrested in Puna Murder
According to authorities, officers responding to a 5:14 p.m. call reporting a shooting in Kapoho Beach Lots subdivision located a male victim.
Police arrested a 72-year-old Kopoho man, identified as Richard R. Edwards, at the scene on suspicion of second-degree murder.
Edwards is being held at the Hilo police cellblock as the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continues to investigate the incident.
The victim has not been positively identified.
An autopsy has been order to determine the victim’s exact cause of death.
Anyone with information about the case should call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Dean Uyetake by phone at 961-2379 or by e-mail at [email protected]
Those who prefer to remain anonymous should call Big Island Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.