Suspect in Fern Acres shooting charged with murder

  • RYAN DAVIS

Police have charged a 35-year-old Puna man for a fatal shooting that occurred early Monday morning in Fern Acres subdivision.

According to Capt. Greg Esteban of the Hilo Criminal Investigation Division, at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, detectives charged Ryan Frederick Davis with second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony and first-degree terroristic threatening.

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Davis is accused of shooting 38-year-old Joshua John Santos early Monday morning. Santos’ lifeless body was found lying on the driveway of a Plumeria Street residence.

Witnesses reported hearing gunshots at the home and told police that the shooter fled on foot.

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The medical examiner determined Santos died from gunshot wounds to the chest.

Davis’ bail has been set at $310,000 and his initial court appearance is scheduled for this afternoon.

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