Kealakekua man arrested, released after fatal shooting

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KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii (KHON2) — Big Island police arrested a 79-year-old Kealakekua man after allegedly shooting a 61-year-old Kailua-Kona man who died.

After getting reports of a shooting, police responded to a home on Mamalahoa Highway in Kealakekua around 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21.

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The man was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.

He was released pending investigation on Sunday, Aug. 22.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

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If anyone has information regarding this incident, call Detective Tyler Prokopec of the Area II Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 326-4646 ext. 224 or email at

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