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Search continues for a suspect in road rage-fueled murder

Police have released this photo of a suspect in a road rage-fueled stabbing on the H-1 Freeway...
Police have released this photo of a suspect in a road rage-fueled stabbing on the H-1 Freeway earlier this month.(Hawaii News Now)
Updated: Mar. 30, 2021 at 9:17 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police released photos of the suspect in a road rage-fueled fatal stabbing on the H-1 Freeway earlier this month.

“The photos are very crucial. Somebody out there knows who this is,” said CrimeStoppers coordinator Sgt. Chris Kim.

The suspect was described as an African-American man in his 20s who is about 6 feet tall. He has a slim build and black and brown medium-length dreadlocks.

The fatal encounter happened on March 7.

About 3 a.m., officers were called to a vehicle in the middle of the H-1 Freeway eastbound near the Kunia interchange.

Police are looking for this suspect in connection with a road rage-fueled murder on the H-1...
Police are looking for this suspect in connection with a road rage-fueled murder on the H-1 Freeway.(HPD)

In the driver’s seat, they found 50-year-old Gerald “Jerry” Waialae, who was bleeding profusely. Waialae was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect fled the scene in a silver, four-door Mercedes C-class.

“We’re asking the community, if you know who this person is, if you do recognize him, please contact us at CrimeStoppers,” Sgt. Chris Kim.

Anyone with information is being asked to call 911 or CrimeStoppers Honolulu at 955-8300.

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