Ocean View man charged with attempted murder
A 32-year-old Big Island man has been arrested and charged with second-degree attempted murder in connection with an incident July 18 in Kona.
After conferring with the Hawai’i County prosecutor’s office, detectives with the Hawai’i Police Department charged Kekoa Duguran of Ocean View with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree burglary. His bail was set at $100,000.
Duguran is detained at the Kealakehe Police Station while he awaits his initial court appearance July 24.
At 7:22 p.m. July 18, Kona patrol officers received a report of a stabbing victim at Kona Community Hospital. Upon responding to the hospital, officers contacted a 39-year-old man with multiple stab wounds to his neck and face.
Through the course of their investigation, police determined a man, later identified as Duguran, attacked the victim with a knife while seated in the rear seat of the victim’s vehicle. The victim, who was driving, started wrestling with Duguran and was able to take the knife away.
The victim then exited the vehicle and was able to get help from a nearby resident who took the victim to the hospital, where he was listed in critical but stable condition.
Police located Duguran on July 20 in Ocean View. He was subsequently arrested and transported to the Kealakehe Police Station as detectives with the Police Department’s Area II Criminal Investigation Section continued the investigation.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Detective Jason Foxworthy at 808-326-4646, ext. 262, or via email at [email protected]. They can also call the department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311.
Those who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.