Big Island police have reclassified a July 3 shooting from attempted murder to murder after the 52-year-old victim died.
Officers say Todd Shaver of Honaunau was pronounced dead at Kona Community Hospital at 7:45 p.m. Saturday. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
44-year-old Monte Moreau now faces second-degree murder charges.
Kona patrol officers responded to reports of the shooting at 6:35 p.m. on July 3 at a house on the 83-5300 block of Highway 11.
Police found Shaver with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
Fire and rescue personnel took the victim to Kona Community Hospital in critical condition.
Moreau was arrested at the scene.