Man is sought in stabbing
A 23-year-old convicted felon is wanted for questioning in the fatal stabbing of a man in Kalihi early Wednesday.
R.J. Ham is not considered a suspect, but he might know something about the death of Fugitogamala Savea, an 18-year-old man who lived on School Street in Kalihi, police said yesterday.
Shortly after midnight, Savea was standing with a group of friends in the parking lot of Sunny's Market at 2215 N. School St. when he was approached by a man whom he did not know.
Police said the suspect got upset with Savea and stabbed him in the chest with a sharp object. Savea was taken to the Queen's Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 1:16 a.m. Wednesday.
An autopsy revealed that he was stabbed in the heart.
Police said the suspect was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black shorts, white jogging shoes and a dark baseball cap, and had shoulder-length hair. He was last seen headed east on School Street.
Ham, who might wear his hair in a ponytail, is known to hang out in the Kalihi area, police said.
Ham was convicted last year of two counts of second-degree assault. A jury found him guilty of a slingshot assault on two people at the Beretania Community Park in August 2004. Ham used metal nuts and rocks at the time of the assault, according to court records. He was sentenced to 60 days in prison, with five years on probation.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at 529-3911 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, *CRIME on a cellular phone.