Makiki victim identified, men arrested at scene released without charges

Makiki victim identified, men arrested at scene released without charges

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police have released two men without any charges after they were arrested Sunday in Makiki at the scene of a suspicious death.

Neighbors say they stepped in to defend a pregnant woman who was being attacked with a knife by her ex-boyfriend -- when he suddenly became un-responsive and later died at the hospital.

The Medical Examiner's office has not yet determined how he died, but it confirms the victim is 30-year-old Timothy Chang Wo, Jr. of Kauai.

According to police, Chang Wo, Jr. showed up at a house on Metcalf Street Sunday morning around 4 a-m and began threatening the people inside. He was reportedly attacking his 8-months-pregnant ex-girlfriend with a knife -- when a family member and neighbor jumped in to restrain him.

EMS officials confirm Chang Wo, Jr. had no obvious signs of trauma, but appeared to have died from an apparent medical condition.

Chang Wo, Jr. was served with a temporary restraining order on more than one occasion -- both on Oahu and Kauai. He served time for a harassment charge in 2012, in which he was also ordered to complete anger management.

Court documents reveal Chang Wo, Jr. was scheduled for trial on Oahu in October on several felony assault charges -- in addition to misdemeanor accusations of family abuse and terroristic threatening.

Officials are describing Sunday's incident as another unfortunate domestic violence case.

If you are in a crisis situation and need help, dial 911 or contact the 24-hour shelter hotline on your island:

Hilo: # 959-8864

Kauai: # 245-6362

Kona: # 322-SAFE (7233)

Maui/Lanai: # 579-9581

Molokai: # 567-6888

Oahu: # 841-0822 (Town/Leeward) # 526-2200 or # 528-0606 (Windward)

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