Suspect Sought in Attempted Murder at HCC

Carl Heu
Carl Heu

KALIHI (KHNL) - Honolulu police are looking for more witnesses to an attempted murder at the Honolulu Community College parking lot Monday. The suspect remains on the loose.

Witnesses told investigators they saw a van speeding through the parking lot with a man clinging onto the driver's side door. Police say the door flew open, and the victim slammed into a guard shack.

The 50-year-old man suffered head injuries and a fractured leg. Paramedics took him to the hospital in critical but stable condition.

Investigators don't have much of a description on the suspect. Witnesses could only say the van was white with a lot of stickers.

Paramedics rushed the victim to the hospital affer he suffered critical injuries. The driver is wanted for questioning in an attempted murder investigation.

Carl Heu, who witnessed the incident said, "I heard a lot of police officers, cars, ambulance, firemen."

A witness identified the victim as a maintenance man who works at the Honolulu Community College maintenance yard.

"He was laying at corner of the shack. Right here on the ground. He was moving a little," Heu said.

Witnesses say the victim saw someone trying to steal his van.

It is unclear whether or not the victim was caught in the door of the van or tried to hold onto his vehicle, however it is apparent that the victim was dragged for a distance.

The victim suffered serious head injuries and sustained a broken leg when he was slammed into a pole at a guard shack.

Heu hopes police make an arrest.

"Yeah go ahead get the guy. It's pretty bad have to run over somebody.  Yeah it's pretty bad. He probably had a lot of stuff in that van and was keeping someone from taking it."

If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 955-8300.