Suspect in Kalihi deadly beating released pending investigation

Suspect in Kalihi deadly beating released pending investigation
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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