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Man Taken Into Custody in Connection to End of the World Shooting

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A 27-year-old man was taken into custody in connection to a shooting at End of the World in Keauhou last month that left one person dead.

Ioane Asagra was arrested on Wednesday, June 16, on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of 46-year-old Joey Richmond, who was found shot to death the evening of May 25. According to the Hawai‘i Police Department, Asagra was extradited back to the Big Island Wednesday after receiving medical treatment on O‘ahu.

He remains in custody at the Kealakehe Police Station. Detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigation Section are continuing the investigation and due to this, additional details are not available at this time.

An autopsy conducted on May 26, shows Richmond died from multiple gunshot wounds to the body, and that manner of death is homicide.

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Asagra has an extensive criminal history. In February he was indicted in 3rd Circuit Court on a myriad of offenses including robbery, terroristic threatening, drug charges and assault after breaking into a home and threatening two people with a firearm in December 2020. A bench warrant of $500,000 was issued by Chief Judge Robert DS Kim for his arrest. He was taken into custody in February.

Asagra posted bail on April 30.

Asagra is also facing charges for crimes committed in July 2020. Offenses include stealing a vehicle, drug charges, terroristic threatening and credit card theft.

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On May 26, a day after Richmond’s body was discovered, Asagra was scheduled to appear in court on the home invasion charges. According to court minutes, the defendant’s mother informed the public defender that Asagra received head-to-toe burns and was at the hospital and would be transported to the Straub burn unit in Honolulu.

Detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigation Section are continuing the investigation and due to this, additional details are not available at this time, HPD officials stated.

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