Malia Kahalewai, 24, of Honouliwai suffered fatal injuries on Wednesday as a result of a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to a report issued yesterday by the Maui Police Department.
The call came in at 9:59 p.m. Wednesday from the Kawela Barns Apartment at 2626 Kamehameha V Highway in Kawela.
The suspect, has been identified as 33 year-old Marlin L. Lavoie, also of Honouliwai. Lavoie fled the scene prior to the arrival of the police.
Yesterday, at 7:51 a.m., Lavoie voluntarily surrendered to police and was placed under arrest for Murder in the Second Degree and was subsequently transported to the Molokai Police Station for processing. As of this press release (released at 2:40 p.m. Thursday) Lavoie has not been formally charged. The investigation is actively ongoing.
An autopsy is pending. The relationship between Lavoie and Kahalewai was boyfriend-girlfriend. They also had children in common.