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Arrests Made in Officer Shooting Investigation

July 24, 2018, 12:23 PM HST
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(From top, clockwise)Joey Ikaika Camacho, Shaun Candaroma, Pomaikai Martin. and Latoya Poepoe-Spalding. HPD photos.

Hawaiʻi Island police are continuing the investigation into individuals who may have provided assistance to Justin Waiki while on the run after he shot and killed Officer Bronson Kaliloa on July 17, 2018.

Police met with four individuals: 31-year-old Joey Ikaka Camacho, (no known address ), was arrested for outstanding warrants and 47-year-old Shaun Candaroma of Hilo has contacted detectives.

Additionally, 26-year-old Pomaikai Martin and 27-year-old Latoya Poepoe-Spalding, both of Kings Landing, were arrested for outstanding warrants at 6:25 a.m. on July 24, 2018, by patrol officers responding to a tip about their location within a vehicle at Bayfront.

This prosecution investigation is in its early stages, and many more people need to be interviewed, some as witnesses and others as potential suspects.

Police ask that anyone who had contact with Justin Waiki between the time of the shooting on Tuesday, July 17, at 9:47 p.m., and his apprehension on Friday, July 20, at 2:45 p.m, or knows someone who had contact with him, to contact Detective William Brown of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2384 or [email protected].


This information was provided by the authorities. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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