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Honolulu Police Investigate Homicide Case

Lt. Bill Kato Lt. Bill Kato
Sam Dacuycuy Sam Dacuycuy

By Mari-Ela David

KANEOHE (KHNL) --  A police chase ends with this man, 30-year old Alapeti Tunoa, in handcuffs, after his vehicle was spotted fleeing from a deadly scene in Kailua, just 15 minutes before his arrest.

"Kaneohe patrol units picked the suspect vehicle up in Kaneohe, they followed it to a home where the suspect got out and ran into a house but patrol officers were able to get him out of the house and arrest him without incident," said Lt. Bill Kato of the Honolulu Police Department.

The arrest left neighbors on Likeke Place shaken. They say kids were in the home where the suspect tried to hide.

Sam Dacuycuy heard the cries for help.

"I just came from home," he said. "I got a call. Some friends needed help and we came down."

Police say Tunoa is suspected of ramming his SUV into this white car on Maluniu Street in Kailua. Witnesses say he then started beating the woman behind the wheel with either a rifle or a shotgun.

Samantha Sletten saw the incident unfold.

"He got ahold of her, then striked her with his fist," Sletten said.  "She fell down and he took the shotgun and started hitting her in the side. Well a neighbor came out, an older gentleman and was like 'Hey, what are you doing? Stop!' And the guy in the Ford Explorer turned around and pointed the shotgun at him and was like, backed up."

Investigators say Tunoa then hit the 60-year-old Good Samaritan with the weapon. He suffered a blow to his head and was taken to Castle Medical Center in stable condition.

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