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Man, 25, stabbed to death at Waikiki apartment, 2 suspects arrested

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A 25-year-old man was stabbed to death inside his Waikiki apartment late Saturday night. Two people have been arrested in connection to the crime.

HONOLULU (KITV4) -- A 25-year-old man was stabbed to death inside his Waikiki apartment late Saturday night. Two people have been arrested in connection to the crime.

According to investigators, the victim got into an argument with the suspects at an unidentified apartment complex in Waikiki just before 11 p.m. The argument escalated and one of the suspects fatally stabbed the victim, investigators said.

Both suspects were gone when first responders arrived but police soon arrested them both. They have been identified by police as 31-year-old Christopher Smead and 29-year-old Erin Small.

Both Snead and Small were arrested on a complaint of second-degree murder, according to a police document. Officials did not say which suspect fatally stabbed the victim.

The victim has not yet been identified. Police have not said why Snead and Small were at the victim’s apartment or what might have led up to the stabbing.

This case is still under investigation.

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