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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, January 2, 2010

Three suspects held in murder attempt

Advertiser Staff

Police have arrested three men in connection with an attempted murder investigation in Waipahu.

The arrests were made about 6:43 a.m. yesterday, after police got a call from a woman who said someone had been shot in an apartment on Leolua Street.

When police arrived at the apartment, no one answered the door, but through a screen window police saw a 22-year-old man lying in a pool of blood in the living room.

The officers entered the apartment, where they found three other men, ages 17, 18 and 37, who were subsequently arrested for second-degree attempted murder.

The 22-year-old was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Police did not say what led to the shooting.

Police said they were called to the apartment earlier in the day  about 5:47 a.m. by a man who said someone had been shot. Police were sent to a different apartment, and found nothing there.

The apartment complex where the shooting happened has three buildings.

It was unclear yesterday whether the victim and three men arrested in the apartment live there.


A snorkeler in his 40s apparently drowned yesterday off Ka'a'awa.

The Honolulu Fire Department got a report of a missing snorkeler about 4:47 p.m., and rescue teams in the air and in the water searched for the man.

About 5:44 p.m., an HFD helicopter spotted the man about 100 yards offshore.

He was brought to shore by lifeguards, and died at 5:49 p.m.


Police were investigating a fatal crash in Ka'a'awa yesterday that closed Kamehameha Highway for several hours.

The accident happened about 4:43 p.m.

One woman in her 70s died at the scene at 5:26 p.m.

A woman in her 50s was taken to a hospital in serious condition, and a man in his 50s and another person in his late teens were transported in stable condition.

Details on how the crash occurred were not immediately available.

Police last night closed Kamehameha Highway after the crash, and opened one lane at about 8 p.m.