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Former Hawaii man dies in shooting outside San Jose club

Michael Arcega Michael Arcega
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Detectives are still searching for clues in the shooting death of a former Hawaii man in San Jose. The Maryknoll School graduate was gunned down outside a bar this past weekend.

Those close to Michael Arcega, 34, still can't believe that he is gone. With heavy hearts, they're now making plans for memorial tributes in California and Hawaii.

"All of us are going to have to go through our own pain and grieve in different ways, but the focus is just remembering him," said friend Brad Wills. "He left us with so many good memories."

The real estate agent died after being shot early Saturday morning outside. Police have made no arrests in the case. Arcega was with a group of friends waiting for a ride, according to Wills.

"There was no confrontation. No nothing that night," he said. "They hear shots, they look over, and everything just happened so fast. Next thing they know, when everything kind of settles down, unfortunately, Mikey was gone."

Arcega grew up in Waipahu, according to friends. He moved to the Bay Area for college and ended up staying. At Maryknoll School, Arcega's former teachers remembered him as a friendly student who enjoyed playing basketball.

"He was an energetic kid, little rascal, but he was a good kid. Very good kid, lot of energy, real easy to like," recalled Blaine Gier, Arcega's former P.E. teacher.

"I was shocked. I was sad and I really felt for the family once I heard the news," said John Madriaga, another one of Arcega's former P.E. teachers.

"I hope they find the person who did this and justice will be served," said Charlene Martin, Arcega's former psychology teacher.

Arcega is survived by his parents and a younger brother and sister. He was also close to a step-daughter from a previous marriage.

A fund for Arcega's family has been started. A memorial reception will be held in San Carlos on October 29. Funeral services on Oahu are set for November 12 at Resurrection of the Lord Church.

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