Suspect charged with murder after shooting over parking complaint

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An argument over parking escalated into a fatal shooting. That’s what police say happened in Hauula Wednesday night.

Police arrested Vincent Burdett, 54, after the shooting.

On Friday, Burdett was charged with second degree murder, owning a prohibited firearm, use of a firearm, and possession of a loaded firearm. 

Police say his bail is set at $1 million.

As Honolulu police continue their investigation, concerned neighbors are in disbelief. 

“I said what? Shooting? Oh my gosh,” said Charlene Kamakeeaina. 

Tim Underwood lives nearby and was with a friend when they heard an unexpected sound. 

“We were outside watching TV and we both heard a pop. We hear a lot of fireworks going off and it didn’t sound like that, said Underwood. “We looked at each other immediately and we both thinking the same thing that sounded like a shot.”

Police say a 35-year-old man was shot and died at the hospital. 

“All in here is so quiet. We have about two or three senior citizens, so that’s why its quiet. Never expect something like this was going to happen,” said Kamakeeaina. 

Police say the shooting was sparked by a parking complaint between the suspect and victim. 

“For someone to get that upset and kills somebody with a gun, that’s wild. This is a pretty small community so gun violence isn’t normal here,” said Underwood. 

The 54-year-old man lives on Anoilei Road and was arrested for second-degree murder. 

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