Suspects sought in Keaukaha assault

Police detectives are requesting assistance to help identify three suspects involved in an assault Saturday evening at King’s Landing in Hilo.

Shortly before 8 p.m., Hilo patrol officers responded to an assault complaint at a business in the 1700 block of Kamehameha Avenue.


When officers arrived on the scene, they learned the 27-year-old male victim, who was unconscious but breathing, had been transported via ambulance to the Benioff Hilo Medical Center.

Officers contacted the victim’s 25-year-old brother and a female acquaintance, who reported they were hanging out at the King’s Landing area in Keaukaha, when a white four-door sedan with several males pulled up and assaulted the two men.

The 27-year-old victim was reportedly punched in the face, causing him to lose consciousness, fall to the ground, and hit his head on some rocks. He was transported by his friends to the business, where they were met by Hawaii Fire Department personnel.

The 27-year-old victim was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital on Sunday. The 25-year-old victim declined medical attention.

The victims reported the suspect vehicle as a white four-door sedan with untinted windows and possibly has cloth seats.

The suspects are described as two local males in their 20s, approximately 5-feet-5 to 5-feet-7 inches tall, 170 pounds, with short hair, wearing shorts and T-shirts. The third suspect, who was driving the vehicle, was described as being a local male in his 30s to 40s, 5-feet-10 inches tall, 200 pounds, with either short hair or bald.

Detectives are continuing this assault investigation.

Police ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information on the identity of the suspects to contact Detective Paul Mangus at (808) 961-2383 or at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email