Medical examiner identifies Waikiki murder victim
CrimeStoppers told Island News the arrests include the suspected gunman involved in Saturday's deadly shooting in Waikiki. Police say they have reason to believe all three men are connected, but did not say how two of them are involved.
HONOLULU - The Honolulu Medical Examiner released the name of the Waikiki murder victim. He was identified as 22-year-old Maleko Remlinger of Kaneohe.
Honolulu police arrested three men at a Young Street apartment building Sunday evening.
According to CrimeStoppers, the arrests included the suspected gunman in connection with Saturday's deadly shooting in Waikiki. That suspect has been identified as 18-year-old Jordan Smith. He has not yet been charged. Police say the two other men were taken in on unrelated charges have been released.
SWAT teams and other Honolulu Police officers surrounded the building around 5 p.m. Police say the Young street apartment building was partially evacuated as a safety precaution. Residents who live next door to the building told us they were evacuated, as well.
"I heard a bang on the front door and the cop was there.. He said, 'Hey there's an armored suspect next door... you guys need to evacuate,'" said Pisa Iiga, who lives in the building next door. "We saw the dude with handcuffs."
After the arrests, authorities could be seen entering the building. HPD's Lt. Gary Sunada said they were searching for evidence. Police did not say if they had recovered any weapons.
Island News will continue to update this story as more information comes in.
1 dead, 2 others injured in Waikiki Shooting
A shooting in Waikiki leaves one man dead, and two other people seriously injured. Honolulu Police are searching for the suspect and the details of what led up to Saturday's deadly shooting.
The incident happened just before 6 a.m. in an alley near the intersection of Seaside and Kuhio Avenue. Police say the male suspect entered the alley and fired multiple shots at a group of people standing outside of Club Alley Cat. A witness told Island News the suspect fired 10-to-15 shots with what appeared to be a rifle.
According to HPD, a 22-year old male died from critical injuries, two other men ages 27 and 31 were taken to the trauma center in serious condition.
The suspect fled the scene-- police described him as a dark-skinned male with dreadlocks.
Witnesses say they saw the suspect leave the scene. According police, the suspect is described as a dark skinned male with dreadlocks.
"Apparently he fled in a black SUV. It might have been a Cadillac.. we're not sure again the description varies," Capt.Walter Ozeki of HPD Criminal Investigation Division said.
Police say they are unsure of a motive at this time.
Honolulu detectives are investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the Honolulu Police Department or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.
A witness speaks out
Those who live in the area, where Saturday's deadly shooting happened, say it was only a matter of time.
"This street right here always been a haven for people of demise," resident, Arthur Witherspoon said. "At night it turns into a haven of anything negative you ever want to see."
A witness told Island News he had been walking by on Seaside Avenue moments before the shooter opened fire, Saturday morning.
"I saw a black guy with a rifle. And then we came over he just started shooting, "Seiuli Sale Wells said.
Wells says heard 10-to-15 shots.
"Those people that stayed in front of the Alley Cat got hit, and the rest they just ran," Wells said. "And the rest of the guys was just shot in the arm the butt the leg."
Police say the suspect, a dark-skinned male with dreadlocks fled the scene. Wells said he watched it all unfold.
"The guy came out and ran straight to the alley between the Japanese restaurant and Fusion and looks like he went to a car that was waiting for him," Wells added.
Visitors in Waikiki on high alert after deadly shooting
A shooting is something visitors say they didn't expect to see or hear about on their vacation.
"Still looking over my shoulder a bit more, making sure I hold my daughter's hand especially at night time," said visitor, Russel Davis.
"It does make me feel nervous. I never though it would happen here cause this is paradise to me. But again, it can happen anywhere.. it's just shocking," added visitor, Jamela Hill.
But it's not just visitors who are worried. Kay Hui, the manager of Seaside Bar and Grill, the restaurant right next to where Saturday's shooting happened, told Island News although he's seen rowdy behavior in this area before, the shooting makes him want to ramp up on security.
"Don't know what's going on every weekend.. something always happens, Hui said. "They're fighting all the time. I mean I do notice, some they break my window."
This is the first time Hui says he's ever heard of a shooting in the area.