Kauai police arrested a 33-year-old man Sunday on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed his 18-year-old girlfriend in the stomach.
Police were called to the scene at around 2:15 p.m. after multiple witnesses said they saw a man stabbing a woman during a fight in a gold Lexus sedan in the Eleele Shopping Center parking lot. The woman then ran from the car and the man fled on foot.
Bystanders later found the woman near the entrance of Big Save. She was taken to the Wilcox Hospital in stable condition where she suffered a single puncture wound to her stomach, police said.
Police later located and arrested the suspect, Christopher Cruz, at a home on Ulupua Road. He has not been charged yet.
This case remains under police investigation, so anyone with further information is asked to call (808) 241-1680 or Kauai Crime Stoppers at (808) 246-8300.