Sept. 14 UPDATE: Search continues for homicide suspect

Published on September 14, 2023

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Kauaʻi Police continue their search for 48-year-old Chris Santos, who’s wanted in a homicide that occurred on Sept. 7 on Kahili Mountain Road.

“We thank our community for your reports of possible sightings of Mr. Santos,” said KPD Chief Todd Raybuck. “Kaua‘i Police are reviewing all credible information, and following up on leads to locate and apprehend Mr. Santos safely.”

The public is advised to use extreme caution and not approach this individual. Santos is considered armed and dangerous. He is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, and weighs 250 pounds. The public should not attempt to make contact with Mr. Santos. Anyone with information about his suspected whereabouts is asked to call KPD.

Police believe that members of the public are assisting Mr. Santos and hindering the investigation to locate and apprehend him.

“Hindering Prosecution in the 1st degree is a felony offense, and KPD will seek to hold any person identified as providing assistance to Mr. Santos accountable to the full extent of the law,” added Chief Raybuck.

The fatal shooting was reported Thursday, Sept. 7, shortly before 10:45 p.m. The incident also involved a second victim, currently in stable condition.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or the suspected whereabouts of Chris Santos is encouraged to contact KPD Dispatch at 808-241-1711 or the General Crimes Lieutenant at 808-241-1683. Those wishing to remain anonymous can provide information by calling Crime Stoppers Kauaʻi at 808-246-8300, submitting a tip at, or through the Crime Stoppers Kauaʻi  P3 Tips Mobile App, available for download on Android and Apple mobile devices.

No further information is available for release at this time. Updates will be provided when more information is available.


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