Police tonight arrested a 33-year-old man as the suspect in a fatal shooting early yesterday morning outside a karaoke bar off Ke'eaumoku Street.The article didn't offer that many details. Perhaps it was a run-of-the-mill argument, or it could have been drug related. I was interested in the idea that the shooter must have gotten rid of the gun before going to the airport for the flight to the mainland, a flight he never made thanks to the police. I wondered if he'd come over to the Islands recently and had picked up the gun there. What do you think?
The suspect, identified as Phillip Deleon, 33, was arrested at 9:15 p.m. at Honolulu International Airport, where he was trying to catch a flight to the Mainland, police spokesman Maj. Clayton Kau said.
Shawn Powell, 35, of Honolulu, was fatally shot following an argument at 4:19 a.m. in the parking lot at Seoul Karaoke on Rycroft Street, near the intersection with Ke'eaumoku.
The first commenter made me laugh, although maybe there's something to it. At first glance it struck me as international hysteria.
It would appear that Mexican drug ties are now in Hawaii, entrenched, and building a large presence here.
I'll bet we start seeing how 90% of the Hawaiian guns are coming from Mexico, the ones of which some people still say 90% come from the States. How much is 90 times 90?
What's your opinion? Do you think there could be something to the Mexican gangs infiltrating Hawaii?
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