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Suspect in Kalihi deadly beating released pending investigation

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Christopher Cabacungan (Image: Honolulu Police Department) Christopher Cabacungan (Image: Honolulu Police Department)
KALIHI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Honolulu police arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with a deadly beating in Kalihi over the weekend.

The incident happened just before 12:15 a.m. Saturday. When first responders arrived on scene, an adult reported that the victim, 36-year-old Macky Veniegas, said he got beaten up by an unidentified male in the area.

Police later found the two got into a fight.

Veniegas was taken to the hospital, but was later pronounced dead. 

Police later located and identified the suspect, Christopher Cabacungan, and arrested him on suspicion of manslaughter and second-degree assault. 

He was arrested around 4:15 p.m. Sunday on Kahanu Street, about a mile away from Rose Street.

Cabacungan was released pending investigation on Monday. 

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