Site Of Fatal Shooting In Nuuanu Has Been Subject Of Repeat Complaints

The four-bedroom, six- bathroom house at 91 Coelho Way where an unarmed burglary suspect fought three Honolulu Police Department officers before being shot to death has been the focus of repeated complaints to police and unsuccessful government investigations that it was operating as an illegal vacation rental. The property has changed hands repeatedly between non-Hawaii interests and was once occupied by a company whose owner was served with an eviction notice. Lindani Myeni, 29, died of multiple gunshot wounds at 91 Coelho Way after the residents said he illegally entered the home Wednesday night, prompting them to call police and leading to the fatal shooting outside. Attorney Jim Bickerton, who represents Myeni’s family, told a South African news station that the home was an illegal vacation rental and Bickerton did not know why Myeni was there. Complaints about the home’s alleged use as an illegal vacation rental shed little light on the events leading up to Myeni’s death, although social media has been rampant with theories.

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