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Death of 72-year-old Salt Lake man ruled as a suicide

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SALT LAKE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

[Update:]

Honolulu Police are no longer investigating the death of a 72-year-old Salt Lake man as a murder. The medical examiner ruled Monday that the man's death was a suicide.

The victim was found shot in the garage of a home last Friday morning.

[Original Story posted February 27, 2015:]


Honolulu Police Homicide Detectives are investigating the murder of 72-year old Young Nam, who was found in the garage of his home on Ala Leleu in Salt Lake.

The 911 call came in before 6 a.m. Friday morning but the call was for a man in cardiac arrest. 

When paramedics arrived, they found the man had a gunshot wound to the chest.

"I was reading the newspaper, and I heard what I thought was a car backfiring two times," says neighbor Stanley Lee.

Lee says minutes later, emergency crews started showing up at the home across the street.

Nam died on the way to the hospital.

Only Hawaii News Now was there as crime scene investigators gathered evidence in brown paper bags.

The family had recently moved into the rental home so not a lot of the neighbors knew them. But Lee says it's very unusual to see police and crime scene investigators on the street.

"It's quiet, it's a very quiet place. I've been here for 35 years, so it's a very nice neighborhood," says Lee.

Honolulu Police have not released any details on a possible suspect.

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