A 23-year-old man has been charged in connection with Tuesday’s fatal stabbing in Hawaii Kai, according to police.
Jake Edwards was charged Thursday with second-degree murder in the death of Parker J. Trantham, also 23. His bail is set at $1 million.
Police responded to a call of two men involved in an altercation at or near the intersection sometime before 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, officers found the victim later identified as Trantham lying on the ground after he was reportedly stabbed in the upper body. Emergency Medical Services personnel conducted life-saving treatment to no avail and Trantham was pronounced dead at the scene.
More than a dozen patrol and plainclothes officers searched in Hahaione Valley for a suspect later identified as Edwards. Police arrested him at the 500 block of Kawaihae Street shortly before 12:50 p.m. on suspicion of murder.
According to the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office, Trantham died of a stab wound to the chest. The manner of death was classified as a homicide.