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Kula Man Fatally Shot
in Apparent Hunting Accident

Updated 08:28 PM HST, November 24, 2013
Posted 06:41 PM HST, November 24, 2013
File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A 62-year-old Maui man died in an apparent hunting accident in which a gun from another member of the group accidentally discharged and struck him in the head, police said.

The incident was reported at 11:36 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at property owned by Haleakalā Ranch at the end of Līpoa Street in Kīhei.

Maui police have since identified the man as Theodore Cabos Jr. of Kula, Maui, saying he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident was called in by another individual who said the victim sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was unresponsive, according to police reports.

Authorities say Cabos was hunting was with family when the accidental discharge of the firearm occurred.

A preliminary investigation revealed no foul play, however, police say an investigation is still ongoing as a result of this incident.

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  • hawaii

    Thats so sad!. My condolences to the family and friends.

  • 101

    The four rules of firearms safety:
    1. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.
    2. Never point a firearm at anything you are not willing to destroy.
    3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you have made the decision to fire.
    4. Be sure of your target and anything else in the trajectory of your bullet.

    • 101

      The only way that someone can get shot unintentionally, is to violate ALL FOUR rules of firearms safety AT THE SAME TIME.
      Obeying even ONE of the four rules of firearms safety will prevent someone getting shot unintentionally.

  • 101

    My condolences to the family of Mr. Cabos.

  • 101

    I am utterly appalled by the cruel and heartless Facebook comment made by Laurie Lee on November 25, 2013 12:42 am, making a political joke about the loss of Mr. Cabos.
    I don’t know if she was drunk, high on “medical” marijuana, taking too much Xanax, or what.
    Shame on you, Laurie.

  • 7861

    @Laurie Lee: What! ya think this is some sick joke! this had nothing to do with firearms violence or politics lady!..this was a terrible, terrible accident that took the life Ted Cabos, a family member, a relative and a dear personal friend….”You shame & embarrass your family name”.

    • 101

      Amen, 7861.

  • Anon

    I will miss my friend and co-worker deeply. Rest in peace Teddy we will miss you. Please do not disrespect this man he was a good man.

  • nikki

    As Theodore Cabos niece I am deeply appalled & disgusted by the comment posted below that compared my uncle’s horrific FATAL ACCIDENT to Dick Cheney’s hunting accident. Although you may not have had any intention of disrespecting or hurting anyone with your small minded comment I’m sure I can freely speak for my family that has just lost a great husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, in-law & friend that we do not appreciate this hurtful & unnecessary comment as we go through a hardship that is beyond belief! Had you stopped to think that behind this accident there are people; actually FAMILY MEMBERS that need to pull through this & over come something that not even horror stories are made of; had you stopped to think about this I’m sure (hopefully) you would have chosen your words differently! I appreciate your condolences however I’m sure we would have taken it more to heart if it did not turn this tragic accident into a political comparison! ***think before you comment!!*** Think about the family members that were involved in this accident & think how your comment on a situation that you have no idea about EXCEPT for what you read & heard about…put yourself in there shoes; experience what they seen, what they felt & absolute horror they ARE going through…like the saying goes never judge another before you walk a mile in their shoes!!!

  • Ivan, Big Island

    RIP Uncle TED, My condolences to the Ohana. You will be missed by everyone!

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