On Monday evening, police who had spent the day searching for the shooter said they had arrested 19-year-old Kieran Christopher Williams, who will be charged with murder. Williams began shooting during an altercation inside the bar, McManus said.
One of the deceased victims, identified by police as Robert Martinez, was 21 years old, McManus said. Another victim, identified as 25-year-old Alejandro Robles, died on the way to a hospital, he said. Five others were wounded and hospitalized Sunday night, and police said Monday that they are expected to survive.
“It’s nothing more complicated than an argument that occurred inside the club with at least one person pulling out a firearm,” McManus said. “I’m told the individuals shot were patrons.”
McManus said he could not confirm what the argument was about.
“We’re working on that,” he added. “I’m confident we will identify the individual and have that person in custody sooner [rather] than later.”
The shooting took place just hours before an unrelated shooting outside a bar in Kansas City, Mo., which left two dead and 15 wounded. Police said that assailant, who was killed, opened fire on a line of people waiting outside the bar.
On Sunday morning, two police officers in Honolulu were fatally shot near the base of a volcanic crater. A fire was started and quickly spread, destroying five homes.
A neighbor told the Associated Press that a woman who had filed four days earlier to evict the alleged gunman had left in an ambulance with stab wounds.
The officers who were killed were identified as Tiffany Enriquez, who was with the Honolulu police force for seven years, and Kaulike Kalama, who was on the force for nine years, Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said at a news conference Sunday.
Police in Honolulu think the gunman, believed to be Jaroslav “Jerry” Hanel, died in the fire.
Reis Thebault contributed to this report.