AIEA, Hawaii (KHON2) — Family and friends tell us Malakai Maumalanga was shot and killed outside of his Aiea home on Saturday night.
Those who knew him say, he had a heart of gold and his death is a loss for the entire community.
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Deborah Spencer-Chun is the CEO of Adult Friends for Youth, an organization that helps at-risk youth. She said Mo was an ex-gang member, but turned his life around.
For the last 20 years, Mo has been giving back – working at Adult Friends for Youth.
His passion was helping other kids who were just like him get a better future.
Police have opened a murder investigation.
No arrests have yet been made.