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Hilo man dies from gunshot to head, police investigating


The victim of a shooting incident that occurred Friday morning (May 12) died from his injury at the Hilo Medical Center, Monday evening (May 15). He has been identified as 40-year-old Sheldon Navor of Hilo.

At approximately 1:55 a.m. Friday morning (May 12), officers responded to a Hīnano Street residence in Hilo for a report of a male with a gunshot wound. The victim appeared to have sustained a single gunshot wound to his head and was unresponsive. He was taken to the Hilo Medical Center in critical condition.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation and have classified the victim’s death as a Coroner’s Inquest. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Tuckloy Aurello at 961-2385 or Detective B.J. Sagon at 961-2375.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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