Police detectives questioned and released a 27-year-old man sought in the investigation into the death of his uncle early Thursday at a homeless encampment in Waiehu, police said.
Charleston Koko was questioned after turning himself in Friday morning at the Wailuku Police Station, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division.
He said police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of Koko's 50-year-old uncle, who was found unresponsive in a tent when police responded to the encampment at the end of Kaae Road in the area known as Wailuku River Mouth. Officers started cardiopulmonary resuscitation before the man was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.
Police were called to the area at 2:25 a.m. Thursday to investigate a report that four men were fighting.
Police said that the victim and his nephew, who lives in another tent at the location, had been involved in an argument that became physical. Koko reportedly threw the victim to the ground before the two were separated by other family members.
The victim went back to his tent, where he collapsed, police said. He had no outward sign of injuries, according to police.