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Posted at 11:13 a.m., Monday, July 8, 2002

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

3 men arrested in attempted murder

Three men were arrested yesterday in connection with an attempted murder last week on Booth Road in Pauoa.

Honolulu police arrested the men ages 23, 25 and 31 without incident. All three are from Kalihi.

Police say the 23-year-old suspect entered the victim's home at 10:20 p.m. July 2 and pointed a .38-caliber handgun at a visitor there and then burst into the victim's room and shot the victim in the stomach. The 41-year-old victim was taken to The Queen's Medical Center in serious condition. No other information about his condition was available today.

Detective Gary Lahens said police received a tip Saturday night that led them to one of the three suspects. That suspect then identified the other two suspects, including the alleged gunman.

Lahens said the motive in the shooting appears to be robbery but the investigation is continuing. No charges have been filed.

Boys beat, rob cab driver, 60

A 60-year-old cab driver was knocked unconscious and robbed yesterday by two boys, police said.

The cab driver told police that he picked up four boys at Ala Moana Shopping Center and drove them to Kipaipai Street in Pearl City about 8:12 p.m.

Two of the juveniles fled. The cab driver said one of the remaining juveniles hit him on the head from behind with a large object, knocking him out. When he regained consciousness, the cab driver discovered his wallet missing.

He was taken to The Queen's Medical Center, but his condition was not available. Police are still looking for the juveniles.

Bicyclist in fatal accident identified

The Honolulu medical examiner's office has identified a 70-year-old bicyclist killed July 3 when he was hit by a pickup truck.

Sheung Lam Ho, of Honolulu, had just gotten off the H-1 Freeway overpass that leads to Captain Cook Avenue when the pickup truck hit him at about 10:20 a.m.