Police ID victim in fatal Puna shooting, 25 Nov 2018

Accessed on 26 November 2018, 0024 UTC, Post 18020.



Please click link to read the full story.

Comment:  The Hawaii Police Department has identified the shooting victim found in the Fern Forest Subdivision Saturday afternoon as 45-year-old Denton Freitas of Mountain View.  Officers responded to an area near Anthurium Street after “a resident reported hearing multiple gunshots in the area…”

According to the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, this is what officers found at the scene:

“As officers were responding to the scene, a passing motorist reported seeing a body on the side of the road on Anthurium Street.

Arriving officers discovered Freitas’ body face down on the side of Anthurium Street with apparent gunshot wounds to his body and spent casings nearby.

The incident has been classified as a murder and Hilo Criminal Investigation Section is investigating. An autopsy has been ordered.”

Those with leads in this case should call Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2383.

For the latest Hawaii Island, West Hawaii, Hawaii State, and local sports news, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily. Thanks for joining us today.

Until next time,

Russ Roberts