Suspect sought after security guard is fatally stabbed at Kaneohe strip mall

In one case, a 77-year-old security guard was stabbed in his vehicle.
Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 7:07 AM HST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2022 at 5:15 PM HST

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police are searching for a suspect after a Windward City Shopping Center security guard was brutally stabbed Tuesday morning and subsequently died at the hospital.

Police said the incident happened on Kaneohe Bay Drive near the 24-Hour Fitness at around 5:40 a.m.

HPD Lt. Deena Thoemmes said the victim was a 77-year-old security officer at strip mall.

The victim was seated in his vehicle when a suspect approached him and stabbed him multiple times, police said. Authorities said the suspect then fled the scene.

Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said the victim suffered stab wounds to his neck, chest, arms and abdomen. Paramedics treated and transported him in critical condition to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set Hispanic, mixed man in his 50s.

He was last seen wearing a black shirt with a hoodie, black pants and a black hat.

Elizabeth Fontanilla frequently visits the shopping center and was shocked to learn about the violence.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” she said. “Arguments once in a while but not anything big.”

This story will be updated.