Hilo man charged with attempted murder 10-19-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No.  C14027870


Media Release

Hawaiʻi County police have arrested and charged a Puna man with attempted murder in connection with an altercation in Hilo early Saturday morning (October 18).

At 2 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the 400 block of West Kawili Street and found a 21-year-old Hilo man with a neck injury. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he remains in stable condition.

Investigation revealed that the victim had attempted to break up a fight between a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy when the suspect, identified as 21-year-old Atkinson Nakashima of Pāhoa, struck the victim in the neck with a machete. Nakashima was arrested at the scene and taken to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation.

At 4 p.m. Sunday (October 19), detectives charged him with attempted second-degree murder. His bail was set at $50,000. He remains at the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday afternoon (October 20).



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