A man is in custody following the death of an elderly victim who appeared to have been murdered with an arrow in Hawaii, authorities said.
Around 10 a.m. on June 29, officers in Puna found 86-year-old Charles Hacker unconscious and seated in a wheelchair in the driveway outside his residence bleeding profusely from what appeared to be a laceration to his neck, the Hawaiʻi Police Department said.
The elderly victim was rushed to the Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.
While at the scene, police said detectives “received information identifying a suspect in this investigation” — the victim’s 33-year-old neighbor, Cameron Stewart, who had recently moved with his family to the island from Arizona.
Stewart was booked on suspicion of second-degree murder.
Officers executing a search warrant at the suspect’s home recovered a recurve bow, arrows and other archery-related items, police said.
Law enforcement officials have not revealed a possible motive for the crime.
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