Honolulu prosecutors have charged a 25-year-old man in connection with Wednesday’s shooting death of a 31-year-old doorman at an illegal game room in the Ala Moana area.
Aaron Tuitelapaga appeared before Judge Dyan Mitsuyama at Honolulu District Court today via video conferencing from the cellblock at the main police headquarters on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and three firearm offenses in the death of the victim, identified as Sausau J. Togiai III, also known as Siah Togiai III.
Tuitelapaga’s aggregate bail is set at $1 million.
The deadly shooting occurred at a location known as the “Palama game room” at 1666 Kalauokalani Way near Don Quijote about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Police said four male suspects entered the game room and demanded money. A doorman later identified as Togiai confronted the men and a scuffle ensued. Police said the perpetrators shot him multiple times and fled.
Togiai was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Through an investigation, police said one of the suspects was identified as Tuitelapaga and authorities obtained an arrest warrant for him.
CrimeStoppers and Honolulu police issued a bulletin Sunday seeking the public’s help in locating Tuitelapaga. He turned himself in at the main police headquarters Monday.
The investigation is ongoing.
This afternoon, police arrested a second suspect in the shooting case.
Twenty-three-year-old Bronson Tuiteleleapaga turned himself in at the main police headquarters at about 2:40 p.m. today.
Charges are pending.