• Deedy: Bar Hopping, Three Shots, One Kill

    December 10, 2012

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    Posted in: Embassy/State

    The Washington Post, reluctantly getting off the sofa with a grunt to copy ‘n paste a story from the Honolulu newspaper, tells us:

    A State Department special agent charged with murder in the shooting of a man at a fast-food restaurant in Waikiki last year spent the night bar-hopping and drinking before going to the restaurant, prosecutors said.

    Suspect Christopher Deedy appeared intoxicated before firing three shots from his handgun — the first narrowly missed a customer, another lodged in a restaurant wall, and the third fatally wounded 23-year-old Kollin Elderts, prosecutors said in court papers.

    Deedy was not heard identifying himself as a law enforcement officer, but told Elderts he had a gun and would shoot him in the face, prosecutors said in the most detailed account of the shooting released thus far.

    Deedy had been “slurring his words as he argued with Elderts… While defendant was bar-hopping he was in possession of his 9 mm Glock, conduct that the Department of State’s rules clearly prohibit,” the prosecutor said.

    (New to the islands and don’t know about what Deedy done? Background here)

    I’ve been to that actual Waikiki McDonald’s (albeit sober and unarmed), and it is not a large place. Small, in fact, as fast food places go. Given that Deedy and the deceased were close enough that Deedy could kick him, it is very curious that a “Special” Agent could ripple off three shots and only get one hit. That is some pretty lousy shooting, at near point blank range. One is left to wonder if indeed Deedy was just a bad shot (not a bad assumption given that he was trained by the State Department), or perhaps something (too many Shamrock shakes?) might have impaired his aim.

    Well, the whole damn thing is on a surveillance video tape we can’t see, so this is mindless speculation. If Deedy ever goes to trial (I think the case is scheduled now for April 2013, following the Mayan apocalypse) perhaps we the public will see what the refs think of the taped replay.

    (“Special” thanks to the always-prescient Random Thoughts blog for the update on Deedy!)

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    • meloveconsullongtime said...




      12/10/12 3:21 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      “No law enforcement officer is permitted to carry deadly weapons while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, so the lack of a breathalyzer test may prove to be problematic. Deedy actually fired three shots at Elderts – it was the third shot that hit Elderts in the chest and killed him.”

      Since State has very strict rules for its employes to maintain “highest” integrity (aka *The Peter Van Buren Blogging Rule)and Deedy was apparently high at the time, what is DS waiting for…the Louie Freeh report?

      12/10/12 9:07 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      So if Deedy had blogged about his righteous kill or sent a Shredded Tweet, he would be in BIG trouble??

      Since it took Deedy three shots at point blank range, perhaps State should amend “Employees at all levels are expected to exhibit at all times the highest standards of character, integrity, and conduct, and to maintain a high level of efficiency and productivity” to include marksmanship.

      12/10/12 9:22 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...


      You mean to tell me the state of Hawaii has’t hung this detestable little scumbag yet. Speedy trial in-DEEDY. Never fucking ceases to amaze me.

      12/10/12 9:40 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      DS agents have more time on the firing range with every conceivable weapon including RPGs than all the other agencies including the Secret Service. The DS agent must have been toxically inebriated. It’s a tragedy for everyone. A tragedy for the family of the deceased and for the shooter’s buddies who should have reigned him in. Let’s not jest about this calamity. It was a painful lesson for DS and I’m pretty sure they are determined to engender training to insure it never happens again.

      12/10/12 10:45 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      I think most people can understand the issue at hand: PVB gets fired for “shooting off his mouth” and a DS agent stays on the job for shooting off someone else’s.

      12/10/12 10:53 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...


      quote:”I’m pretty sure they are determined to engender training to insure it never happens again.” unquote

      Vs Iraq.


      12/10/12 10:54 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...


      quote:”…and a DS agent stays on the job for shooting off someone else’s.” unquote

      Some people are more equal than others.

      12/10/12 10:57 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      Deedy’s life is over except that he will live on in a twilight zone existence for his remaining years as opposed to the victim whose possible continued existence is a complete mystery to Deedy and us. Again, where were his buddies to keep him from falling into such a tragic scenario?

      12/10/12 11:40 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      A follow up-where were PVBs buddies if he consulted with them on what to do when he saw so much wrong? Could they have guided him towards a different yet still vital and helpful outcome?

      12/10/12 11:42 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...


      @ RIch Bauer – that’s an interesting appoint about waiting for the Louis Freeh report.

      While Freeh was doing his ‘investigation’ for Penn State, Graham Spanier was able to take a prestigious consulting job for one of the security agencies-that-can’t-be-identified. Throughout the time of the investigation and its conclusion, Spanier was able to not only have this job but keep his clearance. How often are lower ranking employees – or those without connections — deprived of their clearances for lesser infractions than child abuse and rape? or here, shooting people. How about cases of employees who are never told why their clearance was pulled, as my experience, or suffered false claims by a vindictive superior and wrongly lost clearance?

      12/11/12 10:00 AM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...


      * interesting point

      12/11/12 10:00 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      Penn State v State Pen: Can State be trusted to investigate one of its own?

      Not one EVER to suggest there was a Penn State-level of cover-up, BUT if Deedy’s DS drinking buddies were also carrying at the time of the murder, I can understand their reluctance to give State evidence.

      Knowing DS’s MO, the Flying Monkeys are desperately trying to discredit all the witnesses, including Ronald McDonald.

      12/11/12 12:56 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...


      Sex, Fries and Videotape:

      At least, they were not consorting with prostitutes. Boy, that would ignite a federal investigation.

      12/11/12 1:23 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...


      quote:”At least, they were not consorting with prostitutes” unquote

      Hey now…let’s leave Hillary out of this. She has an alibi.

      12/11/12 3:24 PM | Comment Link

    • marc said...


      The kind of thing that State Department security did all the time in Baghdad with hardly a blink, probable still do in Kabul, but Waikiki?

      12/15/12 4:19 AM | Comment Link

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