Honolulu police arrested the main suspect in the fatal shooting of a 44-year-old Halawa woman during an apparent robbery attempt at a reputed Chinatown game room early Saturday morning.
The victim’s family identified the woman as Tara Tavaga. She suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken in critical condition to a hospital, where she died.
A 25-year-old man was also shot in the shoulder and was reported to be in stable condition.
Police arrested a 29-year-old Kapolei man on suspicion of robbery shortly after the shooting.
A 30-year-old man believed to be the shooter was located at a Kapolei residence and arrested Saturday night on suspicion of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree murder, place to keep a pistol, possession of a firearm by a felon, and four outstanding contempt charges.
The suspect does not have a local address.