Man shot dead was trying to turn life...

Man shot dead was trying to turn life around

There are 128 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Aug 2, 2009, titled Man shot dead was trying to turn life around. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Shawn Powell, formerly known as Shawn Avilla, had a lengthy criminal history, but a friend said he was trying to clean up his life, a life cut short Friday morning in a Keeamoku St.

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Ono808

Kaneohe, HI

#128 May 10, 2013
We r all imperfect human beings. Any negative crime, we all have broken one in our lifetime. The point is don't blast on someone that is already passed, because u haters if u had a problem w/him u had the chance to approach him when he was alive. For those that are degrading him, highly doubt you had balls to tell him straight up. All i can say is, he was the bomb despite his flaws, he had a charisma, charm, and confidence about him that no one could match. He was definitely one of kind, w/his wise-ass ways and funny style....He is greatly missed by his lovers and his haters!!! Love you Shawn...xxxxxxooooooooo...
Ono808

Kaneohe, HI

#129 May 10, 2013
Sooo...this guy named Shawn Powell affected many people, especially those that didn't even know him. He must've been a SUPERMAN in disguise!!!
Leeward lolo

Los Angeles, CA

#130 May 10, 2013
Sounds like that feakozoid from LA.
District 1

Mililani, HI

#131 May 22, 2013
Ono808 wrote:
Sooo...this guy named Shawn Powell affected many people, especially those that didn't even know him. He must've been a SUPERMAN in disguise!!!
Your friend had a "lengthy criminal history."
I know you may be grieving, but quit making excuses for him. He's DEAD because of the CHOICES he made in LIFE. Period.
You glorify and/or forgive, and you never learn what it means to be RESPONSIBLE.
Maybe you doom your own children because it.
Wake up. It's not the haters' fault.
It's Shawn's.
Secret

Pearl City, HI

#132 Apr 5, 2015
Shawn was a great man a great dad n a great friend to every one I did not know him that well he went to jail when I was 2 or 1 I always want to know my dad but that chance is over I will never know my dad because that dumb guy who took him away from me for ever I never got to spend a holiday with him or went and did thing with him that much and never got guidence from him or that good Job son or great work son or congratulations son he will never see me graduate from high school that's all I can say.
Rich Dayton

Minneapolis, MN

#133 Apr 5, 2015
Life is full of choices, ya hang with hoodlums and ya might die with them.

Ya also might end up in prison with them.

If you are turning your life around you don't hang with hoodlums, bad choice.

RIP, learn from the mistakes of others, the alternative isn't smart.
Keepinitreal

Kaneohe, HI

#134 Aug 18, 2015
daentertainer wrote:
I knew this man for a very long time, 12 years or so. I am going to tell you this. I will not condone what he did once in his life, but I will tell everyone this. He is a man who does have a heart and should have never been murdered. Everyone in their lives had made mistakes maybe not the same as Shawn. He had a side to him that was remarkable. His family and children were very important to him. He would financially and physically be there the best way he knew how. At that time selling drugs was the way for him. No one knows how he was raised except for his parents. I use to sit down and have long conversions with him about what was important to him and you know what he said. He didn't want his children to go through life like him. He made mistakes like me and you, but I will tell you this he will always be a part of my heart. I want everyone to be careful out there. Watch yourselves because the war is going to begin. No such thing as old school fist fighting anymore. GUNS are coming and I hate to see these Mainland people come. Family is very important to Hawaii people no matter what someone may have done in their life. Please everyone watch and learn from this. I LOVE U SHAWNY BOY AVILLA
daentertainer: love your quote about Shawn. Your on point! He was a remarkable person who loved life, cherished his family, and soooo fun to be around. Put idiots in their place and protected those he loved. Yes...after a certain point of his life he associated with wrong people and made wrong choices that brought out the worst in him. I knew him only as a lovable guy...not what the world portrays him to be. Now that he's gone, it's not surprising how people haters especially can't get his name out of his their mouth. That's how you know he was the bomb because he has an impact on everyone.
Joe Balls

Waianae, HI

#135 Aug 18, 2015
District 1 wrote:
<quoted text>Your friend had a "lengthy criminal history."
I know you may be grieving, but quit making excuses for him. He's DEAD because of the CHOICES he made in LIFE. Period.
You glorify and/or forgive, and you never learn what it means to be RESPONSIBLE.
Maybe you doom your own children because it.
Wake up. It's not the haters' fault.
It's Shawn's.
Quit acting like the judge and jury azzhole. Soon someone will knock you off your high horse again.

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