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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, January 31, 2002

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Jack Lane shooting victim identified

The man who was found fatally wounded in Nu'uanu last weekend may have been shot over a drug-related matter, Honolulu police said.

The medical examiner identified the shooting victim as Edward Fuller, 40. His last known address was in 'Ewa Beach.

Police said Fuller was found wounded on Jack Lane near the Pali Highway shortly before midnight Saturday. He died at The Queen's Medical Center.

Honolulu Lt. Bill Kato said investigators believe Fuller already had been shot twice and was running away from someone when he was shot in the back. Police found shell casings scattered down Jack Lane.

Kato said the killing may have been drug related.

Pedestrian, 70, badly injured

A 70-year-old man remained in critical condition at The Queen's Medical Center yesterday after a pedestrian accident at 7:50 Tuesday night near the intersection of Ward Avenue and Auahi Street.

The man was in a crosswalk about 175 yards east of Ward when he was hit by a white 2001 Ford Mustang traveling diamondhead on Auahi. The car, in the second lane from the makai curb, was driven by a 22-year-old Honolulu woman.

The victim suffered head injuries. Speed and alcohol are not considered factors, police said, noting that the rain and wet road conditions may have played a part.

Waikiki pedestrian also badly injured

A 32-year-old man who was hit by a car on Kuhio Avenue early Tuesday morning remained in critical condition last night at The Queen's Medical Center.

Police said a 37-year-old Honolulu man was driving a 1992 white Ford Crown Victoria in the makai lane of Kuhio, in a diamondhead direction, at about 1:45 a.m. during rainfall. The pedestrian dived or fell into the roadway just past the intersection with Uluniu Avenue.

The pedestrian, who was not in the crosswalk, was hit by the car and suffered head injuries.

Police are investigating whether speed or alcohol were factors.

Woman who fell from car dies

A Kaua'i woman who apparently fell from a moving car on Kapule Highway early Sunday died Monday at The Queen's Medical Center. She was identified as Leiliwin K. Mahuiki-Denson, 25, of Hanalei.

An autopsy by the Honolulu medical examiner's office indicated that she died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

She was a passenger in a car traveling north at 4:30 a.m. The driver noticed her missing and found her on the highway just north of the intersection with Rice Street in Lihu'e. She was taken to Wilcox Memorial Hospital and then transported to Queen's.

Kapahulu heists may be linked

Police are investigating a possible link between two break-ins in Kapahulu on Tuesday.

One was a smash-and-grab episode in which two men were seen backing a truck into Turbo Surf, 870 Kapahulu Ave., at about 4:30 a.m., smashing the storefront and stealing items.

The other burglary occurred about 2 a.m. at a jewelry business upstairs, Gold Designs.

The vehicle in which the men fled down Mokihana Street was described as a late-model Dodge Dakota four-door truck with a blue top, tan bottom, tinted windows and missing rear bumper.

Call Detective Kenny Toriki, 529-3319. Anonymous calls may be made to CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

Police to explain burglar alarm law

The Honolulu Police Department will be briefing alarm companies on the department's implementation of the city's new burglar-alarm ordinance today from 10 a.m. to noon at the HPD Training Academy at 93-093 Waipahu Depot Road. Call Maj. Louis Souza at 529-3597.