Fremont police have arrested four people in connection with the stabbing death of a star Newark Memorial High school running back and linebacker.
The names of the suspects have not yet been released. They include an 18-year-old arrested in connection with the Saturday night homicide of Osana Futi, 18, and and three juveniles on charges of being accessories to the homicide.
Futi was stabbed shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday at a party at Hyde Park and Yellowstone Park rives in Fremont.
One friend told NBC Bay Area's Monte Francis that Futi was a "sweet funny guy."
He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead on Sunday at 1:20 a.m. He was named the Rob Johnson Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 in the Mission Valley Athletic League, and was a two-time all-league first-teamer as a linebacker, according the the Bay Area News Group.
No motive has been revealed, but Fremont Sgt. Jeff Campbell said there was some sort of fight at the party.
"We're still trying to sort out what happened and who started it," Campbell said.
In 2011, Futi had been expelled from his high school, just months after his best friend, Justice Afoa, 17, was killed. School board trustees had wanted to kick Futi out of school based on accusations that he'd threatened the life of a student who had mocked his friend's death. However, Futi's expulsion was taken back and he was allowed to return to school.