Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Report No. C14012438
Media Release (update)
Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a Kaʻū man with attempted murder and other offenses in connection with a stabbing Saturday afternoon near a beach park in Hilo.
At 2:10 p.m. Monday (May 12), after conferring with prosecutors, detectives charged 46-year-old Paul Gibson of Ocean View with attempted second-degree murder, third-degree assault, two counts of terroristic threatening, five firearms offenses, resisting an order to stop and failure to provide a DNA sample.
His bail was set at $374,000. He remains at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday (May 13).
At 2:15 p.m. Saturday (May 10), South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of a stabbing off Keaukaha Road near 4-Mile Beach Park in the Keaukaha area.
When officers arrived, they learned that a 41-year-old Hilo man had sustained multiple stab wounds to the back during an altercation with another man. The victim was en route to the hospital in a private vehicle when the vehicle came upon responding Fire Department rescue personnel, who transported him to Hilo Medical Hospital in critical but stable condition.
Gibson was located six minutes later on Laukapu Street in Hilo. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.