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Keauhou Information Update for May 27th, 2021

The Hawaii Police Department (HPD) has identified the victim involved in a shooting incident in Keauhou, North Kona on Tuesday, May 25th, 2021.

Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Hōlualoa) Team

Hawaiʻi Police Department Criminal Investigation Section – Area II Lieutenant Edwin Buyten Phone: (808) 326-4646, Ext. 266 Report No.: 21-041921

Hawai’i Island Police has identified the person who died in Tuesday’s (May 25, 2021) “End of the World” shooting, as 46-year-old Joey Richmond of Kailua-Kona.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, police responded to a report of an unresponsive male party lying on the ground at Keauhou Kainaliu Beach Road, commonly known as “End of the World”.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigation Section responded and are continuing the investigation, which has been classified as second-degree murder.

An autopsy conducted on May 26, 2021, shows that Richmond died from multiple gunshot wounds to the body, and that manner of death is homicide.

Police ask that anyone who may have information regarding the incident to call Detective Kimmerlyn Makuakane-Jarrell at (808) 326-4646, ext. 262, via email at or 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 Stopper's information is kept confidential.

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