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Posted at 6:50 p.m., January 16, 2001

Police close Ala Moana shooting case; release 911 tapes

Police 911 tape (636 kb). RealPlayer plug-in required.

By Brandon Masuoka
Advertiser Staff Writer

Police today said they have finished their homicide investigation into the death of a 25-year-old woman who was fatally shot Saturday night in an Ala Moana Center parking lot.

Cherry Ann Cachola Domingo, a manager at LensCrafters in Ala Moana, was shot twice by her boyfriend Michell Udani, who was the father of their 1-year-old child Leeona Elizabeth.

“We closed our case,” homicide Lt. Bill Kato said. “She was killed by her boyfriend. According to the autopsy, what killed her was two contact wounds from the shotgun to the head. She was shot twice and at very close proximity, within six inches.”

Kato said Domingo had bruises on her arms and the autopsy didn’t find any other bullet wounds on her.

The autopsy confirms that the five officers, who returned fire at Udani, did not fire at the Mercedes-Benz vehicle and strike Domingo.

Police also released the 911 tape of witnesses at Ala Moana Center calling for help. One caller said Udani pointed a weapon at him when he apparently tried to assist Domingo.

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