Police nab suspect wanted in connection with fatal shooting on Big Island

Police nab suspect wanted in connection with fatal shooting on Big Island

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Following an islandwide manhunt, Big Island police have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in Puna.

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Ryan Frederick Davis, 35, was arrested Tuesday in Fern Acres on second-degree murder charges. He was found on the same street where the murder happened.

He’s being held in the police cellblock while detectives continue their investigation.

Officers responded to the shooting at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, after getting a report of a man in a driveway on Plumeria Street with a gunshot wound.

Police identified the victim as Joshua John Santos, of Puna. Authorities said he died from gunshot wounds to his chest.

His aunt, Juanita Santos, said the death has affected the family deeply.

“He was a great, great person, despite all his choices he made in life,” she said.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police at 808-935-3311.

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