UPDATE: Suspect in Puna Shooting Arrested

Updated at 1:30 p.m.

A 35-year-old Puna man was taken into custody this morning, suspected in the Fern Acres shooting death of a 38-year-old Puna man early Monday morning.

At 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section and Special Enforcement Unit located 35- year-old Ryan Frederick Davis on Plumeria Street in Fern Acres and arrested him without incident for second-degree murder.

Davis is being held in the police cellblock while detectives continue to investigate.

The investigation stems from the shooting death of 38-year-old Joshua John Santos of Puna, who died from gunshot wounds to the chest.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call Detective Kelly Moniz at (808) 961-2385 or email Kelly.moniz@hawaiicounty.gov or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Original story published at 8:31 a.m.

Hawai`i Police Department Detectives continue to investigate the death of a 38-year-old Puna man who was killed in an early morning shooting in Puna on Monday.

The medical examiner performed an autopsy on the body of Joshua John Santos and determined the cause of death as gunshot wounds to the chest and ruled the death as a homicide.

Police have issued an islandwide all points bulletin and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the whereabouts of 35-year-old Ryan Frederick Davis of Puna.

Davis is described as a local male, 5-feet-7-inches and weighing about 230 pounds. He reportedly has a heavy build, tan complexion, unshaven, neck-length curly black hair, and with brown eyes. Davis has multiple tattoos along both arms.

Police caution the public from approaching Davis, as he is considered armed and dangerous and instead are asked to call police at (808) 935-3311 to report his location.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call Detective Kelly Moniz at (808) 961-2385 or email Kelly.moniz@hawaiicounty.gov or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.