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Man, 24, charged with fatally shooting his mother in Ewa appears in court

A 24-year-old man charged in connection with Friday’s shooting death of his mother made his initial appearance at Honolulu District Court today.

Josiah Kealiiaa Garcia appeared before Judge Kristine Yoo via video conference from the Waianae Police Substation for second-degree murder and carrying or use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony in the death of Moana Garcia.

He is being held at the Oahu Community Correctional Center in lieu of $1 million aggregate bail.

Patrol officers responded to a 911 call from a man who reported that he killed a family member at a residence at Muiona Street at West Loch Estates in Ewa Friday afternoon, Honolulu police said.

Officers found Garcia’s mother dead in the home with a gunshot wound to her facial area, according to court documents.

Police arrested Garcia at the scene on suspicion of murder.

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