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Police investigate fatal shooting of 32-year-old man in Hilo

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 06:41 p.m. HST, Dec 30, 2012


Hawaii island police have opened a murder investigation after finding the body of a man with gunshot wounds in Hilo Saturday night.

Police were called at about 8:47 p.m. to investigate gunshots near Mooheau Park. Responding officers discovered the body and have identified the victim as Faafetai Fiu, 32, of Hilo.

Police said this morning that the suspect is at large.

Officers closed Bayfront Highway from Pauahi Street to Waianuenue Avenue while detectives investigate what has been classified as a second-degree murder case. The highway remained closed through 10 a.m. today, with traffic routed onto Kamehameha Avenue into downtown Hilo.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday morning to determine the exact cause of death, police said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386 or ralmeida@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 nserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000, police said. All CrimeStoppers information is kept confidential.







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allie wrote:
hilo getting very dangerous
on December 30,2012 | 07:44AM
kahu808 wrote:
Thank you for your in-depth forensic analysis.
on December 30,2012 | 05:04PM
HD36 wrote:
You should work for the government.
on December 30,2012 | 09:16PM
kainalu wrote:
There's been a run on guns - as the media has been reporting. And just this week, SA ran the story that included the statistics - high gun-ownership = high rate of gun-violence. I sense people getting shot in Hawaii will start to become the norm. Road rage? Shoot to kill. Be careful how you drive, eh?
on December 30,2012 | 09:48AM
tigerwarrior wrote:
Conversely, some would like us to be that had all residents in Hilo been armed with assault rifles--incidents such as this would not have occurred XD
on December 30,2012 | 10:12AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
No one knows the reason this person was shot...there is no mention of the victim shot in his car or if this is a random drive by shooting where the victim was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
on December 30,2012 | 11:44AM
entrkn wrote:
good riddance
on December 30,2012 | 05:59PM
Anonymous wrote:
is america gun culture coming here? just asking.
on December 30,2012 | 07:09PM
stingray65 wrote:
Gun culture has and had been here. But only the Law Enforcement, Military and drug dealers can have them. Others are just a target.
on December 31,2012 | 09:11AM
IAmSane wrote:
Classy.
on December 30,2012 | 08:00PM
808warriorfan wrote:
This article has what appears to be a "mugshot" of the victim which leads me to ask: 1. Is that really a mugshot 2. If it is that means he's been arrested before 3. What for 4. If it was a crime of a "violent" nature, could he have some "enemies" out there
on December 30,2012 | 07:34PM
stingray65 wrote:
Nothing Happen without a cause! How many priors this guys had? And about time he meet his maker!!
on December 31,2012 | 09:08AM
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