Officials now confirm a federal agent charged with killing a Kailua man inside the McDonald's on Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki was in the state to help with security at this week's APEC summit. HPR's Dave Lawrence reports the federal agent charged in the Saturday shooting is now out on bail. Christopher Deedy faces charges of second-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. He was released on $250,000 bail around 5:15 am this morning.
Honolulu police say 23-year-old Kollin Elderts, of Kailua, died in the shooting early Saturday, around 2:44 am. The Star Advertiser reports Elderts was hit with one bullet to the chest, and two other bullets were found in the ceiling and the wall of the McDonald's. The Star Advertiser also reports today that a pocket knife was recovered at the scene but so far it’s not clear who it belonged to. The newspaper reported the knife had blood on it but no one was reported stabbed.
This comes just as security is ramped up in the area ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, which starts tomorrow. The State Department has confirmed Deedy is in Honolulu on assignment to beef up security ahead of APEC. He has been put on paid administrative leave. Christopher Deedy is a special agent with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. His first court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 17.