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Family of security guard who died following brutal Downtown attack seeks justice

A memorial is growing at Fort Street Mall for a security guard who died after being attacked while on the job last week.
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 4:17 PM HST|Updated: May. 14, 2022 at 11:38 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A memorial is growing at Fort Street Mall for a security guard who died after being attacked while on the job last week.

Honolulu police said a murder suspect was arrested Friday night. He has been identified as 30 year-old Razi Ali White. Previously, officers arrested another man but released him because he was misidentified by a witness.

Authorities identified the victim as Michael Stubbs, 58.

While working last week Tuesday at Fort Street Mall, police say someone hit Stubbs on the head with a metal water container and ran off. The blow fractured his skull, which led to a brain hemorrhage.

On Thursday, his family made the difficult decision to remove him from life support.

“I’m just in a bubble, like this is not happening. This is a dream,” said Matilla Stubbs. “He went to work and this happened to him and he never came back home.”

“This has happened before. He got injured at work. He was pushed down the stairs,” said Erik Stubbs.

No one was arrested for that assault either.

The 58-year-old McCully man worked as a security guard for five years after serving in the Army at Schofield. He loved spending time with his four children.

“They would go to the movies together. They do things together all the time. All the time,” said Matilla. “He loves to cook good Thanksgiving meals for everybody.”

Workers in downtown are also shaken by the violent and random attack.

“Mike was just the greatest security guard,” said Lori Shimabuku. “I’m hoping that there would be more police presence to protect the people. Especially Mike, he was just doing his job.”

Stubbs’ family wants to see the real killer locked up.

“I don’t think it’s fair that you took somebody’s life. My dad. You ripped somebody from their family. You know, I don’t think it’s fair,” said Erik Stubbs.

“We want this person to pay for what he did,” said Matilla Stubbs.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the Stubbs family.

If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at (808) 955-8300.

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