Honolulu police arrest suspect in connection with Pearl City homicide, arson

Honolulu police have arrested a suspect Tuesday evening wanted in connection with a homicide and arson at a Pearl City apartment.
Published: Feb. 8, 2022 at 5:02 AM HST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2022 at 8:52 PM HST
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PEARL CITY (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police have arrested a suspect Tuesday evening wanted in connection with a homicide and arson at a Pearl City apartment.

Authorities said 32-year-old Scott Deangelo was booked for second-degree murder. He is in police custody but hospitalized for injuries.

He was seen fleeing the scene of a Pearl City fire Monday night with a handgun. Police say a man found dead in the burned out apartment had suspicious injuries and his manner of death was ruled a homicide. The two knew each other as acquaintances, authorities said Tuesday.

The blaze happened at an apartment building on Lehua Avenue just after 9 p.m. Monday.

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered heavy smoke coming from the fourth floor. The man’s body was later found. Police said the suspect fled in a white SUV, which was later recovered.

Neighbors described the scene as chaotic.

“I’m in there working and and all of a sudden I hear sirens and all kinds of commotion come on my balcony,” said neighbor Chris Navarre. “I see this huge flame just flying out the window.

“Glass flying everywhere. It was just pretty crazy.”

Crews managed the get the fire under control just before 9:20 p.m. Only one other unit sustained some water damage. Police have opened a second-degree murder and first-degree arson investigation.

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

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