Honolulu police are investigating the reported accidental death of a man Wednesday in Kalihi as a possible homicide.
Officers canvassed the Kalihi neighborhood today where a car was initially reported to have accidentally rolled over the 36-year-old man, causing his death.
Honolulu Police Department homicide Lt. Phillip Lavarias said that HPD’s Vehicular Homicide Section requested homicide detail to assist in investigating the death.
“Evidence was uncovered that leads us to believe this was not a simple motor vehicle collision,” Lavarias said.
Lavarias declined to comment on the evidence, but said detectives are trying to find more evidence.
A security camera at a convenience store caught part of the incident, police said Wednesday.
The city Medical Examiner’s Office identified Thursday the man as Kyen Knowles, 36, of Honolulu.
No cause of death was available Wednesday afternoon.
Police had said on Wednesday that the man tried to park his vehicle on Waterhouse Street near Gulick Avenue at about 5 p.m. and got out.
The sedan began moving in reverse and rolled over the man, police said. The car came to a stop against another vehicle with Knowles pinned underneath.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the driver left the car in reverse.
The case was reclassified as an unattended death.