Waikiki shooting victim had alcohol in system

AP News
Posted: Nov 09, 2011 9:59 PM
Waikiki shooting victim had alcohol in system

The Honolulu medical examiner's office says the man a federal agent allegedly shot and killed inside a McDonald's restaurant had alcohol in his system.

The office said Wednesday that Kollin Elderts' blood-alcohol level was 0.12 percent, based on blood drawn during an autopsy. A preliminary toxicology screen detected another substance but a blood sample is being sent to a mainland lab for further testing.

The 23-year-old Kailua man was shot in the chest Saturday during an altercation at the Waikiki McDonald's. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy is charged with second-degree murder and was released after posting $250,000 bail.

Police would not comment on whether an alcohol test was administered on the 27-year-old agent. He was in town to help with security at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting.