HPD arrests man in connection with Kahala Beach stabbing

HPD arrests man in connection with Kahala Beach stabbing
Police secured the scene Wednesday afternoon, keeping media away from the shoreline where it happened. (Source: HNN)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police arrested an 18-year-old man for attempted murder Saturday night. He was taken into custody at a Niu Valley home.

On Sunday, police records identified him as Erik Willis.

Police believe the suspect stabbed a 17-year-old girl in the neck Wednesday at a secluded Kahala Beach.

At last check, the victim was hospitalized in stable condition. The girl’s family believes the suspect did not know the victim.

Authorities are still investigating. HPD says he remains in custody for 2nd degree attempted murder and has not yet been charged.

Anyone with information, should contact Honolulu Crimestoppers at 955-8300.

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