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Kapoho Man Arrested in Puna Murder

March 8, 2016, 12:20 AM HST
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badge 123The Hawai’i Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred late Monday afternoon.

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.

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An autopsy has been order to determine the victim’s exact cause of death.

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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.

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