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Hawaiian Ocean View Estates man charged with murder in May 6 shooting

Hawaiian Ocean View Estates man charged with murder in May 6 shooting

UPDATED (5/9/09)

Kevin Metcalfe

Kevin Metcalfe

Detectives from the Hawai’i Police Department have charged 47-year-old Kevin Metcalfe of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting Wednesday night (May 6) in Ka’u.

That night, Ka’u patrol officers responded to a 10:33 p.m. report of a shooting at a Koa Lane home in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates and found the victim lying on Koa Lane in close proximity to the scene of the shooting.

Investigating detectives determined that Metcalfe had been at his home around 10:30 p.m. when he discovered an intruder on his property approaching a greenhouse where marijuana plants were growing. Metcalfe shot at the intruder at least twice with a 12-gauge shotgun. The victim, 44-year-old Larry Kuahuia of Miloli’i, ran off the property but succumbed to his wounds on Koa Lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police recovered the shotgun and took Metcalfe into custody. Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section took over the investigation. They charged Metcalfe with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony at 7:50 p.m. Friday (May 8). Metcalfe continues to be held at the Kona police cellblock in lieu of $100,000 bail.

An autopsy conducted Friday morning determined that Kuahuia died from massive hemothorax due to shotgun wound to the back.

UPDATED (5/8/09 7:45 p.m.)

Larry P. Kuahuia

Larry P. Kuahuia

An autopsy conducted Friday morning determined that 44-year-old Larry Kuahuia of Miloli’i died from massive hemothorax due to shotgun wound to the back.

Detectives from the Hawai’i Police Department are still holding 47-year-old Kevin Metcalfe of Hawaiian Ocean View Estates on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting.

Wednesday night, Ka’u patrol officers responded to a 10:33 p.m. report of a shooting at a Koa Lane home in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates and found Kuahuia lying on Koa Lane in close proximity to the scene of the shooting.

Investigating detectives determined that Metcalfe had been at his home around 10:30 p.m. when he discovered an intruder on his property approaching a greenhouse where marijuana plants were growing. Metcalfe shot at the intruder at least twice with a 12-gauge shotgun. Kuahuia ran off the property but succumbed to his wounds on Koa Lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police recovered the shotgun and arrested Metcalfe on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody at the Kona police cellblock pending possible charges while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

UPDATE FROM POLICE (5/7/09 7:37 p.m.)

The victim in a fatal shooting in Ka’u on Wednesday evening (May 6) has been identified as 44-year-old Larry Kuahuia of Miloli’i.

Ka’u patrol officers responded to a 10:33 p.m. report of the shooting at a Koa Lane home in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates and found the victim on Koa Lane in close proximity to the scene of the shooting.

Investigating detectives determined that 47-year-old Kevin Metcalfe was at his home around 10:30 p.m. when he discovered an intruder on his property approaching a greenhouse where Metcalfe was growing marijuana plants. Metcalfe shot at the intruder at least two times with a 12-gauge shotgun. Kuahuia ran off the property but succumbed to his wounds on Koa Lane. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police recovered the shotgun and arrested Metcalfe on suspicion of murder. He is being held at the Kona police cellblock pending possible charges while detectives continue the investigation.

An autopsy is being scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.

MEDIA RELEASE (5/7/09 8:12 a.m.)

On May 6, 2009 at 10:33 p.m., Ka’u patrol officers responded to the report of a shooting at a home in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates Subdivision (HOVE), in Ka’u.

Upon arrival, officers found that a 44-year-old man had been shot and pronounced dead at the scene. Police are withholding his name until family members have been notified.

Police arrested 47-year-old Kevin Metcalfe of Ocean View in connection with this investigation. A Firearm was recovered at the scene.

A murder investigation has been initiated. Kona Criminal Investigation Section detectives are continuing the investigation.

23 Responses to “Hawaiian Ocean View Estates man charged with murder in May 6 shooting”

  1. dan durgin says:

    Hopefully this victim is a member of the gang that has robbed and/or destroyed over 60 homes here in Ocean View, Hawaii, and not just another drug deal gone bad. No one in the subdivision has dared leave their home vacant, since the robberies started some months ago. Not one thing from any of the robberies has been recovered. The “cocoanut wireless” has said many times that the robberies would have to come to a shooting of one of the thieves. It’s the only thing they understand. If this is the case, I feel no sympathy for the victim, and would go to court to have the shooter freed. I am sure many, many other people here feel the same way, and that this event will cease the robberies, and the terrorizing they have caused to so many people and families, for so long.

  2. Derek h says:

    Its sad. The shooters life was ruined do to him defending his property. From what I have heard the victim / thief was stealing legal medical pot plants and the same thief had been doing this regulary. The home owner is said to have this guy on security cam taking his plants.
    In a state where the police dont do much, its even worse in Ocean View. This man was forced to defend his property in a state were non lethal defense, such as taser and stun guns, are illegle. If this man would have called the police I assume no one would show up. I called the police once 3 times over the course of two hours because of a really nastly husband and wife fight next door, no one ever showed up. The Hawaii police gave this man no choice but to shoot this thief, hopefully that is brought up in court.

  3. saydi l says:

    it is sad that my kids uncle had to die in that fashion -BUT- THE GUY KEVIN ALREADY SEEN HIM ON VIDEO,why didnt he protect his interest and get rid of his marijuana plants that he so called has a license for and deal with it that way.it is only assumed that kevin had a certificate to grow marijuana it is not a fact yet.and to add to dan durgins comment larry was not in a gang and that is a proven fact.kevin could have done it differently and gave him a warning shot or even shot him in his leg but he shot him in his back “TWICE”,now answer me this,if you knew larry like i did would you do it any different,i think so cause now look whose going to jail.He left behind two beautiful children and a granddaughter he never got to meet,he will never get to be that grandfather she will need as she grows.kevin took that away when he pulled that trigger.

  4. saydi l says:

    my comment is to derek h. this victim “larry” is not the same thief doing the other robberies that you and all the other people claim.just because larry was caught doesn’t mean a god damned thing.he was an hard worker,great father,he did the best he could now maybe he made this mistake but dont be too fast to judge him,everyone who knew larry loved him.you cant tell me that you never made any mistakes of your own…kevin belongs in jail and i hope he rots there.his children will never get to share anymore memories with him,and his granddaughter will never ever get to meet her grandfather because of kevins stupidity.

  5. I believe it is a tragedy for anyone to lose their life. It is also a tragedy that a friendly, outgoing guy such as kevin would have to feel that in order to protect his property and maybe his life, he would have to take such drastic measure. It is apparent that there is problem with theft in that community. I would have to say there are a lot of criminals that lead two lives. That of a family man, and that of a criminal. Maybe now the criminals in this community will think twice. Someone has to stand up for what is right. Let Kevin out of Jail.

  6. FriendsinAlaska says:

    I also believe this is a tragedy for the intruder and my sympathy goes out to his family.
    But for anyone that has known Kevin and his family,this is also a tragedy for all of them. They have always been very close.
    I knew Kevin and his family when I lived in Oregon,he was very outgoing and nonviolent individual. I feel he had to have felt the situation was life threatening to him and his property or he would have never picked up the gun. He has always been a sincere and caring man.
    My thoughts and prayers to Kevin and all his family.
    LET KEVIN OUT OF JAIL! SELF DEFENSE IS WHAT I SEE HERE.

  7. pakalolo says:

    Did anyone recover or find the weed or other items that he stole? How come so many people in that area know details related directly to this incident when apparantly nothing is being released as of ..now by investigators

  8. all4pakalolo says:

    Did anyone recover or find the weed or other items that he stole? How come so many people in that area know details related directly to this incident when apparantly nothing is being released as of ..now by investigators

  9. miloliisown!! says:

    Hey how about all you haters just shut the hell up!! you took my cousin, and all the memmories we couldve shared with him!! cuz dont worrie let all these dummies talk s***!! cause only ur family nows what a man you were!! love you cuz.. til we meet again. aloha cuz!!

  10. Laposha, Hi, This is John or “Uncle John”(Remember when your mom Davelyn spoke to you on the cell phone?)she & i last spoke when she called Monday, July 13,shes doing as best she can. Laposha, if you are reading this just know that you & your baby are in my prayers daily. I am saddened to hear what happended. I have no opinion on the case as i wasnt there & dont want to judge your Dad. Let me know if there is anything i can do to help. I dont want to make a pest of myself. I just want to offer you my help if you want or need. I asked if it would be alright to send a card & i just wanted to enclose alittle “Baby Money” but Davelyn wasnt sure of your address when i asked her & shes agreeable. You two can talk that over. Ive been to the Aloha state once, Oahu. It was my late wifes Carole & i who honeymooned there. She died of Gastric Cancer in 07 at 53 & is w/the Lord Now. I hope one day again i can return to AlohaLand. Lord Bless, Laposha, Let me know if i can help in any way. John & Davelyn

  11. justice says:

    The situation is sad and yet a person does have a right to defend his property. I agree he could have aimed for the knee or leg so it is unfortunate that he took a life. It is also too bad that someone would try to steal what is not theirs. Is this the Hawaiian tradition? Anyway we all make mistakes but sometimes they cost us our life.

  12. nagel hardy says:

    this has been a family friend of ours for all his life the nagel and hardy family belives that if what if you had to defend your property and a tweeker who he had on tape stealing his legal medical marijana plants and he had to fire into the dark twice with bird shot witch was most likly ment to slow him down or scare him acidentaly hit him

  13. David says:

    Its really sad news

  14. MVB(MILOLII ViLLAGE BOIS) says:

    WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU UNKLE LARRY!!!
    !!! TIL WE MEET AGAIN!!!!

  15. my uncle larry was the best uncle anyone could have!!! i am so glad that kevin metcalf went to jail for 20 or so years i cant wait to see you on the news soon. wich i no will happen cause you cant murder someone and get away with it no no no…

  16. Paka says:

    The taking of ANY humans life is sad..to be in jail for protecting your own, is TWICE as sad..there needs to be balance in the justice system..My heartfelt sorrow and sympathies go out to both families..Maybe this will make EVERYone think twice before doing something stupid..

  17. Michelle says:

    Free Kevin!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Michelle says:

    Defending your property and murder are 2 entirely different things…

  19. anna taituuga says:

    feel so sorry for the victim……my condolence to the family

  20. Kristine Metcalfe says:

    i love you uncle kevin. your a good man and i wish they would drop the charges so we could see you again.

  21. Ricardoh says:

    The crazy thing about killing someone instead of wounding them is partially due to the fact that wounded criminals sue.

  22. sunshine in Oregon says:

    FREE KEVIN he is a wonderful man I lived next to him with my six children and he was sooo kind my children love him soo much we all do in Oregon and I believe he did what he had to do… I would do the same weed is not the issue its about protecting what’s yours ….. that man had no right being on Kevin’s property unfortunately he paid the price for trying to take what wasnt his!!!!!!

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