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Honolulu police say knife recovered from scene of shooting involving federal agent
HONOLULU (AP) ' A knife was recovered at the scene where a federal agent allegedly shot and killed a man inside a McDonald's restaurant in Waikiki, police said Tuesday.
Police confirmed the discovery but would not say who the weapon belonged to.
State Department special agent Christopher Deedy is charged with second-degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.
The 27-year-old Deedy was released Monday after posting $250,000 bail. He is accused of fatally shooting 23-year-old Kollin Elderts of Kailua during a confrontation early Saturday at a McDonald's in the famous tourist district.
Deedy was in Honolulu to help with security at this week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. He has been put on paid administrative leave, according to the State Department.
Police said Elderts, Deedy and two other men were involved in an argument at the restaurant when the shooting occurred. Elderts suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Deedy was arrested at the scene. The State Department has been in contact with the agent, who has a court appearance Nov. 17.
Meanwhile, a group is planning a march and protest in honor Elderts on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Occupy Honolulu, the group plans to march from a Honolulu park to the Hawaii Convention Center, where some APEC meetings are being held. It was planning to protest outside the convention center, where a security zone was in place and closed to the public.
The Occupy Honolulu protesters are part of a broader movement that is largely demonstrating against disparities in the nation's economic system. Eight people were arrested Saturday night when they refused to leave a park near downtown.