Who is Diego Kona Kekahuna? Sacramento Man Arrested for Santa Rosa Homicide

Diego Kona Kekhuna, a 19-year-old resident of Sacramento, California, was arrested in Elk Grove Tuesday morning by detectives with the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD).

His arrest follows an investigation into the shooting homicide of a 20-year-old man in the City of Santa Rosa on May 13, 2024.

On Monday, May 13, 2024, at approximately 9:09 p.m., numerous area residents called 911 to report hearing multiple gunshots coming from Slater Street.

SRPD officers arrived within minutes and located a 20-year-old male gunshot victim on the east sidewalk of the 700 block of Slater Street.

The first officer at the scene accessed the victim’s injuries and pronounced him deceased.

During the preliminary investigation, it was learned Kekhuna arrived at a female acquaintance’s home uninvited and instigated an argument in front of the residence.

The male victim exited the same residence and was shot multiple times in the chest by Kekhuna as he walked toward Kekhuna and the female.

Kekhuna then hid the firearm in the wheel well of a parked truck and ran from the scene, north on Slater Street.

The firearm was recovered at the scene by detectives.

VCI detectives responded to the scene and immediately began their investigation.

Based on information learned throughout the night, they believed Kekhuna was the sole shooter and was hiding at a family member’s home in Elk Grove.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Kekhuna and a search warrant for a residence in the 9400 block of Ranch Park Way, Elk Grove.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. on May 14, VCI detectives with the assistance of Elk Grove Police Department SWAT, served both the search and arrest warrants at the residence.

Kekhuna was taken into custody without incident.

Kekhuna was transported by SRPD officers from Elk Grove to Santa Rosa and booked into Sonoma County Jail for murder.

SRPD VCI detectives are continuing to investigate this case.

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