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Manhunt for murder suspect on Oahu

Rodrigo Sigala Rodrigo Sigala
Honolulu Police Crimestoppers' Kim Buffett Honolulu Police Crimestoppers' Kim Buffett
Kim Pablico Kim Pablico
Deana Valencia Deana Valencia

By Zahid Arab - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Authorities in Hawaii are on a manhunt for a Los Angeles gang member wanted for murder. He's considered armed and dangerous and may be hiding on Oahu.

Police say 23-year-old Rodrigo Sigala chased a rival gang member into an alley and opened fire numerous times in South Central Los Angeles about four years ago. He's lived in Las Vegas and was working in Honolulu under an alias as recent as February.

Once hidden in the Halawa Valley industrial area, police believe were the eyes of evil, Rodrigo Sigala.

"Also known as creeps, creeper and Jesse Gomez," said Honolulu Police Crimestoppers' Kim Buffett.

While working in the area he was arrested on a minor offense. Sigala's fingerprints were imputed into a national database and LAPD made the link to the 2005 homocide. We showed people his mug shot.

"He looks spooky," said Honolulu Resident Kim Pablico.

Kim Pablico is in the area daily.

"It's scary to know that somebody like this is roaming around an area, you're always in," said Pablico.

Deana Valencia says its a cause for caution.

"He looks really local, local guy doesn't look like a killer," said Honolulu Resident Deana Valencia.

Sigala is 5'4'' and weighs 130lbs with black hair and brown eyes. He's hispanic but could pass for a number of things.

"I believe he fled here because it's far away and he's blends in," said Buffett.

"That's scary, Hawaii is paradise. We don't think there's a murderer or killer out there. It serves as a big wakeup call. We think of this as a mainland issue, not here in Hawaii," said Valencia.

There's the prison and lots of local businesses in the area. It's not known if sigala is hiding here, but because he's considered armed and dangerous, definitely beware.

If you spot Sigala, don't approach him. CrimeStoppers says call authorities immediately. It's as simple as dialing *CRIME on your cell phone. You may receive a cash reward of up to $1000.

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