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Suspect in fatal road rage-fueled shooting had previous run-ins with law

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AIEA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Friends are remembering the driver killed in an apparent road rage shooting in Aiea on Saturday as a loving father who will be greatly missed.

Keenyn Pahio, of Kalihi, had just celebrated his 32nd birthday last week.

His friends at Kalakaua Boxing Club, where Pahio spent much of his time, said he was like a brother.

They believe Pahio was on his way to take his daughters to a farm when he was gunned down Saturday afternoon.

"My heart is just broken right now, just sad," said friend Lendell Agpaoa.

Friend Jesus Aguirre added, "Never expected that happen to him and that situation is not him."

Police said Pahio was shot and killed along Moanalua Road during a road rage-fueled altercation.

Darryl Freeman, 72, has been arrested for second-degree murder.

Sources say witnesses saw Pahio punched Freeman, who then allegedly shot Pahio.

Witnesses at the scene said Freeman then drove over Pahio's body before speeding off.

Officers located Freeman at his home, which was two miles from the scene.

"Why did you have to shoot him?" Agpaoa asked. "He approached your car or whatever, but you never had to shoot him."

Records show Freeman, a former firefighter, was found guilty of theft and firearms violations in the early 1990s. His driving record shows more than a dozen citations and violations going back 15 years.

Freeman's neighbors told Hawaii News Now they've been living in fear of him because he often threatened them with a gun and yelled out racial slurs.

Neighbors said police would often come to their Aiea street for reports against Freeman.

Pahio also has a criminal record and was recently placed on probation for drug charges, but friends say he wasn't usually a violent person.

"He was one gentle giant," Agpaoa said.

Pahio's boxing coach, Gary Hermosura, said he was passionate about his family, friends and boxing, "but most of all his three girls."

"We all love him and we're all going to miss him," Hermosura said.

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