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Woman accused of running over, killing woman in Wahiawa arrested

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Tina Amado

UPDATE 11/22:

HALEIWA, Hawaii (KITV4) -- The person accused of running over two people, killing one, in Wahiawa Friday night has been arrested, Honolulu Police said.

Tina Maria Amado was found and arrested just after 4 p.m. on Sunday in the Haleiwa area. She was arrested and booked on complaints of second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder for the alleged Friday night incident in Wahiawa.

Amado is accused of running over a man and woman during an argument Friday night. One of those victims, identified by family as 58-year-old Brandy Von Hamm, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 44-year-old man who was also struck by the car was not seriously injured and refused treatment.

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WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Police are searching for a woman who they say struck two people with her car, killing one, during an argument in Wahiawa, Friday night.

Police are searching for a woman who they say struck two people with her car, killing one, during an argument in Wahiawa, Friday night.

Honolulu Police released a photo of the suspect, Tina Marie Amado, on Sunday. Amado is wanted on complaints of second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder in connection with the Friday night incident.

According to investigators, Amado, 53, was arguing with a 58-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man in the Wahiawa area just after 10 p.m. Friday. At some point the argument escalated and that’s when police say Amado struck the man and woman with her car and drove away. Police did not say exactly where in Wahiawa the alleged incident took place.

The 58-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The 44-year-old man was not seriously injured and refused to be treated.

Police say Amado is 4’10” tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds. She has “salt and pepper” hair and brown eyes. A clothing description was not available.

Amado’s car is a silver 2011 Toyota Camry with silver and black rims, and Hawaii license plate number RFG689.

If you have any information about Amado’s whereabouts, you are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 808-955-8300. Anonymous tips can be made to www.honolulucrimestoppers.org

A family member of the woman who was killed identified her as Brandy Von Hamm. They released the following statement about this incident: 

“Our family is hurting, and we need to know what happened to our mother, our sister, our friend. We hope that anyone with information will come forward so that we can heal.”

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Matthew has been the digital content manager for KITV4 since September 2021. Matthew is a prolific writer, editor, and self-described "newsie" who's worked in television markets in Oklahoma, California, and Hawaii.

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