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Man sought over shooting in Aiea

Police want to question a 31-year-old man about an early morning shooting Friday that injured another man at Aiea Shopping Center.

Joseph R.M. Pasion has a spider tattoo on his right forearm and black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 7 and 175 pounds.

CrimeStoppers and police urge anyone with information about his whereabouts or the shooting to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on a cellphone.

Grandson released in fatal beating

An 18-year-old Kalihi man was released by police last night in connection with the fatal beating of his 79-year-old grandfather, police said.

Police arrested David Hernandez III Monday night. He was originally booked for investigation of attempted murder. Hernandez continued to be held yesterday on a burglary charge in connection with a different case.

Officers responded to the home on Haka Drive about 6:45 p.m. Monday after a friend who stopped by for a visit found the elderly man with "massive head injuries," police said. An ambulance took the man to the hospital, where he died Tuesday night.

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Lahaina blaze razes cottage

Three men were displaced yesterday when fire destroyed their rental cottage in Lahaina.

The fire was reported at 6:21 a.m. at 1342-B Kahoma St. Three men living in the cottage awoke because of the smoke and escaped the cottage unharmed, Maui fire officials said. The fire was under control by 6:48 a.m. and extinguished at 9:37 a.m.

The cottage was a total loss with damage estimated at $100,000 to the building and $24,000 to its contents. The main house on the property sustained damage estimated at $10,000 to the structure and $1,000 to its contents. Residents of the main house were not displaced.

Two vehicles parked near the cottage were destroyed, for a combined $7,000 loss.

The Red Cross was at the scene to help the three cottage renters.

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