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Update on Ocean View Attempted Murder Investigation

by Thunda

Report No.:  20-082016

Police are updating the public on an attempted murder investigation in Ocean View. The death last month of 33-year old Carlwin David of Ocean View, who was wanted for questioning in connection with an earlier shooting of a 41-year-old Ocean View man, has been ruled a suicide.   

On November 2, 2020, police initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation (Report No. 20-083768) after Ka’u patrol officers located the body of a lifeless male, later identified as Carlwin David, in the 92-8000 block of Leilani Parkway in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision.

After an autopsy was conducted at Kona Community Hospital, David’s death was ruled a suicide with the cause of death as asphyxiation by hanging.

David had been wanted for questioning in connection with an early morning shooting that took place in Ocean View on October 26, 2020, (Report No. 20-082016). Ka’u patrol officers responding to a call discovered a 41-year-old Ocean View man with a gunshot wound to the chest in the roadway of the 92-8000 block of King Kamehameha Boulevard in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision. The man was transported to Kona Community Hospital for further treatment.

Anyone who may have information about either of the incidents is asked to contact Detective Michael Santos at (808) 326-4646, ext. 224, or email michael.santos@hawaiicounty.gov or to call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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