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Medical examiner confirms alcohol in Waikiki shooting victim's system

Kollin Elderts Kollin Elderts
Christopher Deedy Christopher Deedy

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Kailua man who was shot and killed at a McDonald's in Waikiki over the weekend had alcohol and possibly drugs in his system at the time of his death.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office on Wednesday reported that Kollin Elderts' blood alcohol level was 0.12. He died from exsanguination due to a gunshot wound to his chest with an injury to his lung.

The ME's office also says a preliminary toxicology screen detected more than one substance in Elderts' system. However, the office will not disclose what was detected until it can receive confirmation from a mainland lab.

The suspect, Christopher Deedy, 27, a special agent with the US Department of State, is free on $250,000 bail. He's charged with second-degree murder and a firearms offense, and is scheduled to make his initial appearance at Honolulu District Court next week.

Investigators say the victim was shot during a fight with Deedy in the McDonald's on Kuhio Avenue early Saturday morning. A knife was recovered at the scene.

The federal agent was in Honolulu to support the protection of dignitaries for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference. He has been placed on paid administrative leave.

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