State briefs for October 4

Man nearly ran over by own car in Salt Lake carjacking

HONOLULU — Police initiated a robbery investigation involving an alleged carjacking of a 76-year-old man in Salt Lake.


Police said the victim was returning to his vehicle — a white 2010 Nissan Versa with Hawaii license plate TPP591 — at about 10:50 a.m. Tuesday when an unknown male suspect approached him and used force to take the vehicle.

Police said the suspect nearly struck and ran him over when the perpetrator drove off in the car.

There are no arrests at this time.

Man charged in game room robbery

HONOLULU — Prosecutors charged a 31-year-old man in connection with an attempted game room robbery that resulted in the shooting death of another man.

Robin D. Paakaula was charged Monday with first-degree robbery and third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug. His bail was set at $100,000.

Charges are pending for the alleged shooter, Manu K. Sorensen, 28, who police arrested Monday in Hauula on suspicion of second-degree murder.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Jacob N. Feliciano, 31, of Waipahu. He died of a gunshot wound to his torso.

Police said two male suspects later identified as Paakaula and Sorensen attempted to rob a game room at the 1700 block of Kapiolani Boulevard in Honolulu at about 10:50 p.m. Saturday.

Police said Sorensen allegedly shot Feliciano and fled the scene.

Feliciano was taken in critical condition to an area hospital where he died.

Police arrested Paakaula that night on suspicion of robbery and promoting a dangerous drug. Court documents said he was in possession of methamphetamine.

Man seriously injured after stabbing in Kalihi

KALIHI, Oahu — A 25-year-old man was taken to a trauma hospital after he sustained a stab wound Monday night near Kingsgate Plaza in Kalihi.

Emergency Medical Services said the victim was stabbed in the upper body shortly before 9:15 p.m. near 555 N. King St.

Paramedics treated and transported him to a hospital in serious condition.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Kauai police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run crash

KALAHEO, Kauai — Kauai police are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a man in Kalaheo.

The victim’s body was found by a police officer driving home on Halewili Road at about 11:10 p.m. Sunday, police said.

A preliminary investigation found the man, possibly in his mid-20s, was walking in the eastbound lane of Halewili Road when he was apparently struck by an oncoming vehicle, police said.


The vehicle involved in the crash was not at the scene when police arrived.

The man’s body was taken to Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police said an autopsy is pending.

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