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Police arrest suspect in Pearl City homicide

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Crime scene tape was seen at the scene of a homicide this morning in Pearl City.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Crime scene tape was seen at the scene of a homicide this morning in Pearl City.

Police arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of murder after officers found an unresponsive man with suspicious injuries in a home in Pearl City.

Police responded to a call to check on the welfare of a 53-year-old man when they found him unresponsive in his residence with suspicious head injuries at approximately 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and pronounced him dead.

Lt. Deena Thoemmes of the Honolulu Police Department’s Homicide Detail said the victim and suspect are reportedly family members.

Police located the suspect within the home and arrested him on suspicion of second-degree murder and criminal contempt of court.

It is unclear at this time whether the suspect lived at the home.

Detectives are continuing their investigation.

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