01-26-18 Attempted murder investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Kaʻū District, Area II
Captain Kenneth A.K. Quiocho
Phone: (808) 939-2520
Report No. C18002806




Media Release

Hawaiʻi Police are investigating a stabbing that took place in Hawaiian Ocean View at a residence near the 1600 block of Kona Drive.

Police responding to the incident that occurred at 12:10 p.m. today, (January 26), learned that a 31-year old male was involved in a confrontation with a Moses Libero a 39-year-old male. During the struggle Libero brandished a knife and stabbed the 31-year-old three times, striking him in the right side of his neck, right upper chest and left forearm.

Police were able to immediately apprehended Libero

and called HFD Medical for the victim. The victim was transported to the Kona Hospital in critical condition. He is being transported to Queens Medical Center on Oahu for additional treatment.

Police are actively investigating the incident, which is classified as an Attempted Murder and detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation.


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