A 28-year-old man who was shot in the head in an illegal game room in Kalihi last month has died.
Honolulu police say the man was pronounced dead today. They had previously identified him in court records as Pitulo Vaipapa.
Prescott S. Kesi, 34, is in custody for the shooting. His bail is $500,000.
Honolulu District Judge James Kawashima found probable cause on Oct. 8 to have Kesi stand trial for attempted murder, after listening to evidence presented in a preliminary hearing. One of the witnesses who testified in the hearing is a woman who was seeing both Viapapa and Kesi.
Prosecutors are likely to seek an indictment charging Kesi with murder.
Police say Kesi entered the game room on Kalani Street armed with a handgun on Sept. 30, walked up to Vaipapa, yelled at him and hit him in the head with the handgun. As the two men were wrestling, the gun went off twice hitting Vaipapa in the head.
Kesi fled after a bouncer took the gun away from Kesi, police said.
A city ambulance transported Vaipapa to The Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition.
Police said Kesi turned himself in at the Pearl City police station about an hour after the shooting and told them that he had shot somebody.