WAHIAWA, Hawaii (KHON2) — A 26-year-old man suspected of killing a 73-year-old man in a hit-and-run on Monday has been identified.
The U.S. Army disclosed that they are not able to release the name of the suspect yet, but confirmed that he is a member of the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks.
Official reports indicate that the 73-year-old male victim met the suspect in a public area where he was to sell an item to the suspect. A dispute broke out, and the infantryman fled with the victim’s property.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) says that’s when the victim attempted to stop the suspect by jumping onto the hood of the vehicle he was driving. A second vehicle chased the suspect attempting to stop it when the two cars collided.
The victim, 73-year-old Todd White of Haleiwa, was caught in the crossfire and taken to the hospital where he passed.
Police found the suspect’s vehicle abandoned and determined that he had fled the state.
The 26-year-old was later detained at an airport in California that same day. Officials say no arrest has been made at this time.
CID has classified the incident as manslaughter and first-degree robbery.
No additional details are available at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
Correction: An earlier version of this story did not include the latest developments of the incident and contained incorrect information indicating the suspect in question had been arrested. The story and headline have been updated.
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