Police identify man accused in fatal Waikiki beating; search continues for 4 other suspects

Authorities said an 18-year-old man was booked for second-degree murder.
Published: Dec. 9, 2022 at 6:52 PM HST|Updated: Dec. 12, 2022 at 5:10 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - One suspect was arrested Friday in connection with a Waikiki beating that left a 21-year-old man dead, the Honolulu Police Department said.

Authorities identified the man as 18-year-old Lionel Winebush. He was booked for second-degree murder and remains in custody with bail set at $500,000.

Meanwhile, Honolulu police are still searching for at least four other possible suspects involved in the case.

According to HPD, the 21-year-old man was sitting at a bus stop near Kuhio and Seaside Avenues when he got into a fight with the suspects round 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said about five men were observed allegedly beating the victim, who was eventually able to get up and run away.

Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said they found the man on the ground unresponsive with a wound to the left side of his chest.

Paramedics treated and transported the man to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

An investigation remains ongoing.

This story will be updated.