Both men charged in connection to Makiki shooting

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Both men in connection to the Pensacola Street parking lot shooting on February 13 have been charged with attempted murder.

The incident happened on Pensacola Street and Young Street around 11 a.m. in the Makiki area that Thursday. Police said that two men discharged firearms at multiple people in the parking lot of 1021 Pensacola Street. They then fled the area on foot, police said.

With the help of the public, CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department said that they were later able to locate one of the two men wanted in connection to the shooting.

The first of the two men wanted, 21-year-old Austin Lee, was located on Saturday, February 15, around 1:30 a.m. The man is in police custody and faces an attempted murder in the first-degree charge.

Pictured: 20-year-old Blaedon Leech

Later that night, police later arrested the second man wanted in connection to the case. Police revealed that 20-year-old Blaedon Leech was taken into custody after he turned himself in to police at the main HPD station on South Beretania Street. He was arrested for attempted murder in the first–degree.

Both men were later charged with one count of first-degree attempted murder and three counts of second-degree attempted murder.

Their bail has been set at $1,000,000.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300. The public may now send anonymous web tips to www.honolulucrimestoppers.org or via the P3 Tips app.


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