Sept. 17, Update: KPD asks Chris Santos to turn himself in

Published on September 17, 2023

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Kauaʻi Police continue their search for wanted homicide suspect Chris Santos, and advises the public to remain vigilant.

“We continue to follow up on all credible leads and are working tirelessly to locate and safely apprehend Chris Santos,” said KPD Chief Todd Raybuck. “Our community’s safety remains our number one priority, and we continue to remind all to stay vigilant. As the Chief of Police, I am personally asking Chris to contact us at KPD immediately so we can ensure everyone’s safety and negotiate a peaceful conclusion to this situation.”

Santos has been wanted by police since Sept. 8, in connection to a homicide that occurred on Thursday, Sept. 7, on Kahili Mountain Road. The incident was reported shortly before 10:45 p.m. on Sept. 7, and involved the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Kith Silva-Lacro of Kalāheo. A second victim involved remains in stable condition.

Police are advising the public to use extreme caution if they see Santos in the community. Do not approach him or attempt to contact him. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Santos is 48 years old. He is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, and weighs 250 pounds.

The public is also reminded that Hindering Prosecution in the First Degree is a felony offense punishable up to five years in prison. Rendering assistance to Santos includes providing money, transportation, weapons, disguises, or other means of avoiding discovery, apprehension, prosecution, or conviction. Anyone identified as providing assistance to Santos will be held accountable to the full extent of the law.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or the suspected whereabouts of Chris Santos is urged to contact KPD Dispatch at 808-241-1711 or the General Crimes Lieutenant at 808-241-1683. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers Kauaʻi at 808-246-8300, or submit a tip at or through the Crime Stoppers Kauaʻi P3 Tips Mobile App.

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