Thursday, November 17, 2011

Update: Diplomatic Security Agent Indicted in Shooting Death

The Honolulu City Prosecutor announced yesterday (November 16) that an Oahu grand jury indicted US State Department special agent Christopher W. Deedy, 27, for murder in the second degree and the use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony in the shooting death of Kollin K. Elderts, 23, in a Waikiki McDonald's restaurant just after 0300 hours on November 5.

COMMENT: Deedy allegedly fired three shots from his service weapon, one of which hit Elderts in the chest, killing him. Deedy remained at the scene following the shooting and was attempting to administer CPR to Elderts when police arrived.

If convicted, Deedy could face a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole, a spokesman for City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro announced.
The federal government theoretically could seek to transfer the case to the US District Court because Deedy is a federal officer who was on assignment at the time of the incident. Unlike state courts; however, Deedy would not be eligible for parole if convicted and sentenced to a federal prison.
Deedy is scheduled to make his initial appearance today (November 17) at 0830 hours Honolulu time. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.