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Honaunau shooting victim dies

Police say the victim of a July 3 shooting in Honaunau has died from his injuries and the case has been reclassified from attempted murder to murder.

Todd Shaver, 52, of Honaunau was pronounced dead at Kona Community Hospital at 7:45 p.m. Saturday. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

Police arrested Shaver’s neighbor, 44-year-old Monte Moreau of Honaunau at the scene and charged him on July 5 with attempted second-degree murder.

Moreau is in Hawaii Community Correctional Center in lieu of $100,000 bail. He has yet to be re-charged with second-degree murder, police said Monday.

On July 3, Kona Patrol officers responded to a 6:35 p.m. report of a shooting on the 83-5300 block of Mamalahoa Highway in Honaunau.

At a house being rented to several tenants, police found Shaver with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was taken by ambulance in critical condition to Kona Community Hospital, where he died 23 days later.


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