On Friday, May 11, 2018, at about 10:37 p.m., Lanai police officers responded to the intersection of Fraser Avenue and Kaumalapau Highway in Lanai for a report of a male who was injured during a fight. A 46-year-old male from Lanai City was transported to the Lanai Community Hospital in critical condition where he later died as a result of his injuries.
A 35-year-old male identified as Travis Morita, also of Lanai City, was placed under arrest. He was subsequently charged with the offense of Manslaughter and released after posting $50,000.00 bail.
The investigation is on-going.