Big Island police identify Puna murder victim

Big Island police are investigating a fatal shooting in the Puna District.

Police were called Monday afternoon after the victim was found at the Maui Street home in the Nanawale Estates subdivision.

The victim has been positively identified as 40-year-old Mateo D. Balinbin Jr.

Acting on a tip, police arrested 43-year-old Seon Keoni Aki of Nanawale Estates at a home in Hawaiian Paradise Park on suspicion of second-degree murder. He is being held at the cellblock while detectives continue the investigation.

Balinbin's autopsy, originally planned for today, has been rescheduled for Wednesday (May 22).

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