Alaska Woman Charged With Attempted Murder

December 18, 2017, 2:15 PM HST
* Updated December 18, 2:19 PM
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Hawaiʻi Island police have charged an Alaska woman in connection with an Attempted Murder 2 investigation.

On Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, officers responded to a reported traffic casualty with injuries that occurred on the Old Airport Runway in Kailua-Kona involving a vehicle and pedestrian.

Information was received that the traffic casualty had started as a domestic dispute between an unidentified male and female. The male was struck by the female, who was operating a black sedan.

After striking the male with the vehicle, the female drove to the dead-end side of the park and fled on foot into the brush area, where she was later located by police.

Police arrested the driver of the vehicle, 30-year-old Crystal Young of Anchorage, Alaska, who was taken to the Kona cellblock while detectives with the Juvenile Aid Section continued the investigation.


The male, later identified as Emil Dushkin, the boyfriend of Young, was taken to Kona Community Hospital and then medevaced Queens Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. He remains in critical condition.


At 6:15 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, police charged Young with Attempted Murder II, Accident Involving Death or Serious Bodily Injury, Abuse of a Family/Household Member and Failure to Give Information or Render Aid.

Her bail was set at $281,000.

Young remains in the Kona cellblock pending her initial appearance scheduled for Monday, Dec. 18, in Kona District Court.


Anyone who may have information or witnessed this incident is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Brandon Mansur of the Area II Juvenile Aid Section at (808) 326-4646 or [email protected] or call Lt. Rio Amon-Wilkins of the Juvenile Aid Section at (808) 326-4646 or [email protected].

This information was provided by the authorities. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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