Honolulu police say wrong suspect was arrested after fatal water bottle attack

Police arrested a man at the scene, but they now say he was misidentified by a witness.
Police arrested a man at the scene, but they now say he was misidentified by a witness.(HNN File (custom credit))
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 8:07 PM HST|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 12:07 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Police Department confirms that the security guard attacked at Fort Street Mall last week has died.

Authorities said the 58-year-old man was hit on the head with a stainless steel water bottle.

Police arrested a man at the scene, but they now say he was misidentified by a witness. He was released from custody and is no longer a suspect in this case.

The actual suspect — who is still on the run — now faces second-degree murder charges.

An investigation remains ongoing.

If you have any information on the incident, call CrimeStoppers at (808) 955-8300.

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