Police: 3-year-old critically injured in domestic abuse incident on Hawaii Island

Nainoa Ellis-Noa
Nainoa Ellis-Noa(Hawaii Island Police)
Published: Nov. 4, 2022 at 5:08 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 25-year-old Hawaii Island man has been charged with first-degree assault and abuse of a household member stemming from an incident that left a toddler in critical condition.

Suspect Nainoa Ellis-Noa was described as the live-in boyfriend of the child’s mother.

Police said the incident happened Tuesday night, when officers responded to a home in Tiki Lane in Ocean View following reports of an unresponsive 3-year-old.

Upon arrival, they learned the child had been taken to Kona Community Hospital. He was subsequently taken to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, where he remains in critical condition.

Ellis-Noa was arrested and subsequently charged. His bail was set at $17,000.