Kauai Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

Payton Rapozo
Payton Rapozo

LIHUE, Kauai (KHNL) - A man is locked up at the Kaua'i Community Correctional Center for attempting to murder a police officer. Payton Rapozo was arrested on January 7.

That night, officers responded to a domestic disturbance at the Kapa'a Family Housing Project.

That's when police say, Rapozo tossed a liquid substance believed to be gasoline onto Officer Chris Gandeza. They say Rapozo then attempted to ignite the liquid using a lighter.

Officers at the scene were able to subdue Rapozo.

Gandeza was treated and released from Wilcox Hospital.