After massive manhunt, suspect in fatal Waikiki shooting arrested

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WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu authorities have captured the man suspected of a deadly shooting in Waikiki.

Honolulu police, SWAT and HPD's mobile command center zeroed in on an apartment on Young Street just before 5 p.m. Sunday. Within minutes, they emerged with three people in custody, including 18-year-old Jordan Smith, who was arrested in connection with first-degree murder.

Police partially evacuated the building when authorities moved in.

Earlier in the afternoon, the Honolulu Police Department's SWAT team and mobile command center were seen staging in the parking lot of Shriners Hospital.

According to some hospital employees, officers told workers the suspected getaway car from the shooting was found a few blocks away.

A manhunt for the suspect quickly followed the shooting which happened in an alley fronting Club Alley Cat off Kuhio Ave. around 5:45 a.m. Saturday.

According to police, a man used an assault rifle and fired about 10 rounds into a group of people standing outside the club.

A 22-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died.

Two other victims, a 27-year-old man and a 31-year-old man, were transported in serious condition.

A long-time Waikiki resident, who didn't want to be identified, said tenants living in a nearby building that he manages were awoken by the gunfire.

"You hear gunshots next door then you walk out and see yellow tape and police everywhere," he said.

He also said he's not surprised this happened and that rowdy activity is a constant problem near the known strip club.

"You can see people selling drugs, you can see all forms of prostitution and things like that," he said. "Every time we've gone to the cops about it they looked at us like there's nothing they could do."

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. 

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