Woman killed in shooting at Chinatown bus stop was 4 months pregnant, family says

The 58-year-old suspect remains in custody.
Published: Aug. 20, 2022 at 1:40 PM HST|Updated: Aug. 23, 2022 at 6:23 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The woman who was shot and killed at a Chinatown bus stop over the weekend was four months pregnant at the time, family members say.

Family identified the victim as 24-year-old Alize Agresor-Ayala.

Meanwhile, authorities said the suspect, 58-year-old Tony Johnson, was brought into custody Tuesday morning and is being held on suspicion of murder and gun crimes.

HPD said he was arrested in connection to the shooting that happened just after 11 p.m. Friday near the corner of Hotel Street and River Street.

Police revealed Sunday Agresor-Ayala was alongside her husband when the couple got into an argument with an unidentified man.

Authorities said during the argument, another man then showed up and allegedly shot Agresor-Ayala in the head.

She was hospitalized in critical condition and died Saturday morning.

Police then reclassified the case to a second-degree murder investigation.

Police have since gotten information from witnesses as the investigation deepens.

“Numerous witnesses have provided statements and cooperated with this investigation,” said Lt. Deena Thoemmes, of HPD’s Criminal Investigation Division.

“Homicide detectives are continuing to process the scene, interview witnesses, review 911 calls as well as surveillance footage and process evidence. At this time, this incident does not appear to be a random act.”

Police also didn’t answer any questions following the shooting, citing the ongoing investigation.

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

This story may be updated.