An 18-year-old man was arrested this evening on suspicion of second-degree murder following the fatal beating of a 21-year-old man in Waikiki.
A group of males had approached the victim, who was sitting at a Waikiki bus stop on Tuesday at around 2:45 a.m. A “physical altercation” between the two parties took place, Honolulu police said.
The victim fled on Seaside Avenue, but the suspects caught up to the man and assaulted him with a “blunt-type object,” police said.
Honolulu Emergency Medical Services personnel treated and transported the man to the Queen’s Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The 18-year-old man suspected to be involved in the assault was identified and arrested at about 6 p.m. today on suspicion of second-degree murder.
He remained in HPD custody tonight.