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Waikiki theft suspect killed by tour bus is identified

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 7:19 p.m. HST, Apr 6, 2011


The man killed Monday night when he was struck by a tour bus in Waikiki while running from a crime scene has been identified by the city Medical Examiner's Office as Eric Decatur, 22, of Kaaawa.

Police said they believe Decatur ran into the street after stealing two 12-packs of beer from the ABC convenience store at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki hotel about 10:37 p.m. He tripped and fell, dropping the beer on Koa Avenue. He got up and continued to run, and then tripped and fell again, this time falling under the rear tire of a tour bus.

Decatur was pronounced dead at the scene. Medical examiners said he died from cranial cerebral injuries caused by the crash.

About 7:30 p.m. Monday, Decatur was released from police custody on $250 bail after being charged with fourth-degree theft stemming from an incident earlier in the day.

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