Teen arrested on first-degree murder charges following shooting that left 2 dead
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An 18-year-old man has been arrested on first-degree murder charges following a shooting in Waianae over the weekend that left two people dead.
Police have identified the suspect as Javen Lopez.
HPD’s Crime Reduction Unit took him into custody in Maili just before 6 p.m.
In addition to murder charges, Lopez faces firearms counts.
Authorities say Lopez was injured in the shooting and was last listed in stable condition.
Police say Lopez is one of multiple suspects, but it’s unclear how many suspects there are.
The shooting happened at the Waianae Boat Harbor just before 1 a.m. Saturday.
Investigators said a 29-year-old man died at the scene and a 19-year-old man died shortly after arriving at a hospital.
Youth outreach volunteer Mana Olayan says he knew 29-year-old Kaleipua White from his time in a transitional home and says he recently got a job and a girlfriend.
“I was proud of him,” said Olayan with the group God Forgives Bad Boys & Girls.
“When he first was with us, he didn’t have a house, he didn’t have a job, so the last time I saw Kaleipua, he was working, he had a place.”
Olayan says he wants the Waianae community to respond to the violence with more security walks to stem recent violent incidents on the leeward coasts.
“When we go out there the communities are looking,” Olayan said. “When we move with our kupunas in there it’s like moving with an army.”
The second victim was identified by loved ones as 19-year-old Devin Brannon-Morris.
Brandon-Morris’ family says the fatal shooting has left them “in shock and grief.”
The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help with expenses.
Meanwhile, a 21-year-old woman remains in critical condition after being shot.
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