M.E. labels Makaha stabbing death a homicide, identifies victim
A 51-year-old man died last night after being stabbed during a fight with his neighbor.
The Honolulu medical examiner's office today identified the man as Johnny Walton, and said the manner of death was homicide.
Police Maj. Janna Mizuo said officers were dispatched to a home in Makaha about 7:30 on a report of an argument.
Police homicide Lt. Bill Kato said officers arrived at a home on Kiana Place and determined that the 51-year-old man and a 27-year-old man had gotten into a fight and that at some point a knife had been pulled.
Kato said the older man suffered a stab wound to his right side.
Kato said the man was taken to Hawaii Medical Center West, where he died about 9 p.m.
Kato said the younger man was arrested on suspicion of murder but has yet to be charged.
The police investigation is continuing.
The stabbing is the third knife attack on Oahu in as many days.
On Monday, an 88-year-old woman was stabbed to death in her Nuuanu home, allegedly by her 61-year-old daughter.
On Tuesday, a 49-year-old man entered Pali Lanes in Kailua and stabbed his ex-girlfriend before turning the knife on himself and inflicting fatal injuries.