Update 1/25/24: HPD officers have arrested Korey Farinas, 21, for manslaughter, first-degree attempted murder, three counts of second-degree attempted murder, and firearms offenses. Charges are pending. The investigation is ongoing.
Update 1/25/24: After interviewing witnesses, reviewing surveillance video, and examining evidence, the suspect in this case has been identified as Korey Farinas. He is 21 years old, approximately 5’5” tall with a slim build. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
Farinas is considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.
Original Post 1/21/24: Shortly after 11 p.m. on January 20, HPD patrol officers were sent to the Waianae Longs Drugs store on a report of an argument.
Officers arrived and learned that there were two groups of individuals involved in the argument. Both groups had left the parking lot in separate vehicles prior to officers arriving.
The first group was being followed by the second group, when a passenger from the second group leaned out of the car window and shot multiple rounds at the first group’s vehicle. Both groups then drove off towards Makaha on Farrington Highway.
Shortly thereafter, it was discovered that a nearby resident, a 64-year-old male, had been struck by a stray bullet while standing in his driveway. Sadly, he died at the scene.
An autopsy is scheduled for January 22. His identity will be released by the Medical Examiner’s office. The victim is not connected to this case.
The suspect vehicle is described as a silver or gray sedan.
The suspected shooter is described as a local male in his 20s, slim-medium build, black hair, and wearing white shirt. He was observed to be armed with a long type of gun, possibly a rifle.
Detectives are working diligently to interview witnesses, gather and review surveillance video, and continue to recover evidence. The case is classified as Murder in the Second Degree. No arrests have been made this time.
Please keep in mind that the investigation is ongoing and some information may not be released at this time, as it may hurt the integrity of our investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or CrimeStoppers.