Man apprehended in connection with Kona stabbing

  • CAMACHO

KAILUA-KONA — A 34-year-old Kona man is in police custody in connection with a stabbing last week at a Kaiminani Drive home that sent two people to the hospital.

Drew Ikaika Camacho was located at 9 a.m. Sunday and arrested, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

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Camacho had been sought since the morning of Oct. 29 when he reportedly came to the home at 73-1392 Kaiminani Drive without the knowledge of the residents, a 42-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man, according to police. The three were acquaintances, and Camacho had previously been to the residence.

Maj. Robert Wagner said Camacho apparently assaulted the woman before the man intervened and was also assaulted. The woman reportedly suffered injuries to her head while the man suffered injuries to his head and shoulder area.

Camacho reportedly fled the scene in a black 1998 Honda Civic sedan that was later located on Ahikawa Street. A second person was with the suspect but stayed inside the vehicle. Only the suspect participated in the assault, Wagner said.

The victims were taken to Kona Community Hospital for treatment.

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Police initially declined to provide additional details regarding the injuries or how they were inflicted, but confirmed weapons were used. On Monday, police confirmed the incident was a stabbing in a press release regarding the capture of Camacho, who was on the run for nearly a week.

The home, located makai of Malu Place, has been a nuisance for several years, neighbors said just after the incident.

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