15 Nov 2002

Arrest after killing in American Samoa

5:52 pm on 15 November 2002

Police in American Samoa have arrested a man in connection with the killing of 26 year old Ma'alona Felisi yesterday morning in Malaeloa.

The man is expected to be charged with first degree murder.

Relatives of the dead man say he got into a fight with the suspect during a game at the Marist field in Malaeloa.

That fight was broken up but they say the suspect later went to Mr Felisi's house and they allege shot him with a nine millimetre handgun.