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Man Sought Over Waihee Death and Shooting

May 24, 2011, 10:12 AM HST
* Updated May 24, 4:22 PM
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By Wendy Osher

Josiah Okudara. CrimeStoppers photo.

CrimeStoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating a man identified as a person of interest in a fatal motor vehicle accident on Maui.

Josiah Okudara, 22, was named as a person of interest in the May 14, 2011 accident that occurred at around 1:08 a.m. on the Kahekili Highway between Waihee and Kahakuloa.  A 22-year-old Haiku woman was killed in the crash when the pickup truck she was in lost control and plunged down a steep embankment.

Okudara is wanted on two Grand Jury warrants totaling $550,000 for a separate incident reported on July 24, 2010.

On that day, at approximately 10:29 p.m., Maui officers responded to a report of gunshots being fired in the area of Olena Street in Wailuku. Upon arrival Officers located a male with a single gunshot wound. Okudara was identified as the suspect and is wanted for Attempted Murder in the First Degree, according to CrimeStoppers.

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Okudara is described as 5’6”, weighing 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

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Anyone with information, or any person(s) involved, are urged to call CrimeStoppers Honolulu at 808-955-8300.  Callers can remain anonymous. CrimeStoppers Honolulu will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for tips leading to an arrest, identity of a suspect, or recovery of property.

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