2 brothers of teen shot, killed by Honolulu police indicted

By Associated Press

HONOLULU — A grand jury on Wednesday indicted two older brothers of a 16-year-old who was shot and killed by Honolulu police.

The brothers are accused of assaulting and robbing a woman over the weekend near a makeshift memorial for Iremamber Sykap. The teen was driving a stolen car linked to a series of crimes when it rammed police vehicles and ended up in a canal after officers fired at it, police said.

Mark Sykap, 18, was charged with second-degree robbery.

“The indictment alleges that Mark Sykap robbed the woman of her valuables after she was assaulted by Maruo Sykap,” the Honolulu prosecuting attorney’s office said. Maruo Sykap, 21, is charged with second-degree assault and remained at large.

Mark Sykap was released on $50,000 bond and didn’t immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press left Wednesday with his mother.

He was arrested Saturday near an intersection where the shooting took place and where a cluster of balloons, flowers and photos memorialize his brother.

Police said two men used physical force and an unspecified dangerous instrument to force a 20-year-old woman to relinquish her property early Saturday, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

The suspects and victim are acquaintances, police said.

The woman was treated and released at a hospital for a nonlife-threatening stab wound to her upper torso, the newspaper reported.