Police arrest man for 2nd-degree murder following deadly shooting in Kalihi

Published: Jun. 19, 2021 at 10:48 AM HST|Updated: Jun. 19, 2021 at 5:33 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police arrested a man early Saturday for second-degree murder in connection with a deadly shooting in Kalihi.

Authorities arrested 37-year-old Eddieson Reyes for allegedly shooting and killing 19-year-old Triston Billimon before midnight.

Police said the shooting happened at around 11:50 p.m. Officers later identified and arrested Reyes at 1:50 a.m.

Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene to treat Billimon, who was transported to the nearest hospital in critical condition.

Officials said upon arrival the victim’s condition deteriorated and he was later pronounced dead.

A witness that spoke with Hawaii News Now, who wants to remain anonymous, said they were driving toward Kamehameha Shopping Center on Kalihi street when they saw a vehicle rolling into the railing of the Kalihi Street overpass.

The witness stopped and said a woman ran into their vehicle saying her boyfriend was shot and did not recognize the man who shot him.

According to court records, Reyes is a convicted felon.

He has been sentenced to jail time for numerous firearm offenses — including one in 2010 and another in 2013.

This is the fourth shooting on Oahu this week.

The case remains under investigation.

This is a breaking news story, details will be added as more information becomes available.

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