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Man arrested in connection with fatal shooting at illegal game room in Kapiolani area

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                                Yellow police tape was seen at an establishment at the 1600 block of Kapiolani Boulevard, today, after a shooting occurred late Wednesday.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER

    Yellow police tape was seen at an establishment at the 1600 block of Kapiolani Boulevard, today, after a shooting occurred late Wednesday.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER
                                Yellow police tape was seen at an establishment at the 1600 block of Kapiolani Boulevard, today, after a shooting occurred late Wednesday.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER

    Yellow police tape was seen at an establishment at the 1600 block of Kapiolani Boulevard, today, after a shooting occurred late Wednesday.

UPDATE 5:50 p.m.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested today in connection with a fatal shooting at a Kapiolani game room on Wednesday night, according to a Honolulu Police Department spokesperson.

The man was under arrest for an unrelated crime when he was identified and arrested for suspicion of second-degree murder shortly before 5 p.m., police said.

Charges are pending.

He was arrested at 215 Puuhue Place in Nuuanu, according to HPD.

Earlier, Honolulu police said the fatal shooting at the game room “does not appear to be a random act.”

Lt. Deena Thoemmes of the Honolulu Police Department’s Homicide Detail said reports to police suggest that the two men involved in the shooting knew each other, but the nature of their relationship is still unclear.

Police have not identified the shooting victim.

Previous coverage

Honolulu police have opened a second-degree murder investigation after a 33-year-old man was fatally shot at an illegal game room in the Kapiolani area Wednesday night.

Honolulu police and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a call of a gunshot victim at the 1600 block of Kapiolani Boulevard at about 10:14 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers saw an unresponsive man within the game room. Police said the victim sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was reportedly involved in a physical altercation with a male suspect when the suspect shot him, police said. The suspect then fled the scene.

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