Teenage suspect arrested in connection with shooting death of 17-year-old
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A suspect was arrested Sunday night in connection with the shooting death of a 17-year-old at Makaha Beach, sources confirmed to Hawaii News Now.
The suspect is reported to be another teenager and police say it appears the two knew each other and were engaged in an argument before the shooting.
It’s believed both were armed.
Officers responded to Makaha Beach Park just after midnight following reports of shots being fired.
When they arrived, they found a victim wounded and unresponsive on the ground.
Honolulu EMS officials said they attempted life-saving measures on the teen but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead around 1:20 a.m.
Officials said the suspect fled in a white vehicle.
On Sunday, family gathered at the scene of the shooting to start a memorial.
The victim’s mother described him as a “good kid” with a “very loving heart.”
Meanwhile, the shooting left many in the community unnerved.
“Just to know a 17-year-old, a child got shot, because I have children, too, it’s devastating,” said resident Jocelyn C. “I’m so sorry. It would be so heartbreaking. It’s such a devastating time.”
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