Maili assault victim's condition improves

suspect Steven Smith
suspect Steven Smith

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A man who was assaulted in Leeward Oahu Monday night is doing much better. Investigators say the 31-year-old victim's condition has improved from critical to stable.

Police responded to a report of a fight at Maili Beach Park at about 8 pm. They say they found the victim unconscious with injuries to his face.

Officers later arrested Steven Smith, 21, on suspicion of assault. He's at the main police cellblock.