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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Saturday, December 21, 2002

Makakilo man killed at Kahe park

By Rod Ohira
Advertiser Staff Writer

A 38-year-old Makakilo man was shot to death early yesterday in the parking lot of Kahe Beach Park.

The shooting occurred at about 3:45 a.m., said Lt. Bill Kato, supervisor of Honolulu police homicide investigations.

A police officer working special duty at the nearby Kahe Power Plant was able to provide license numbers for several vehicles fleeing from the parking lot, and the information led to a traffic stop in Makakilo.

The two occupants of the car voluntarily agreed to be questioned by police, said Kato.

The man was shot as he walked toward a white- or silver-colored car, the victim's girlfriend told police.

Since the body of 11-year-old Kahealani Indreginal was discovered near the 'Aiea Loop Trail last Friday, Kato's unit has investigated four cases, including yesterday's slaying.

Suspects have been charged in two of those cases, while the other has been classified as an unattended death.

Christopher Clayburn Aki, 20, was charged Sunday with killing Kahealani and is being held at O'ahu Community Correctional Center in lieu of $5 million bail.

On Monday, 24-year-old Moses Thompson was charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of 31-year-old Ernest Rios Sunday in Waipahu.

Meanwhile, Kato said an autopsy determined that a 28-year-old Waimanalo man died of a severe asthma attack and not injuries sustained in a Kahuku fight Tuesday night.