Monday, July 23, 2001

This was the scene of a stabbing yesterday morning
near the Keehi Trash Transfer Station. The stabbing
took place on the pathway bridge (on the left side of
the picture), and the victim was found on the pallet,
at right, under the overpass.

Homeless man
arrested in stabbing
of Kalihi fisherman

Police say the suspect lives
underneath a freeway interchange

By Rosemarie Bernardo

A Kalihi fisherman was in critical condition last night after being stabbed multiple times, police said. Police were holding a 23-year-old homeless man in the case. The stabbing happened at 9:09 a.m. on the footbridge alongside the Koko Head-bound lanes of Nimitz Highway at the mouth of Moanalua Stream.

Art The 37-year-old victim was riding a bicycle along the bridge when he was confronted by the suspect, walking in the opposite direction, said Sgt. Clay Yamashiro of the Kalihi Police Station.

Detective Larry Eggersgluss said a confrontation occurred and the suspect stabbed the victim once in the back and multiple times in the chest. Yamashiro said a pair of scissors was determined to be the weapon, although police had not found it as of last night.

Witnesses said the victim was able to break loose from the suspect. Police said the suspect then ran toward Kakoi Street in Mapunapuna, where they located him an hour later.

Police described the suspect as a homeless man who lives under the freeway interchange in a makeshift shelter with other homeless people.

Eggersgluss said the victim was taken by ambulance to Queen's Medical Center in serious condition but that his condition worsened and he was listed as critical.

Police said the victim and suspect did not know each other. The suspect was arrested for attempted murder.

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