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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, October 23, 2003

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Man charged in Kalihi attack

A 26-year-old man was charged Tuesday with one count of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder in connection with an attack on two men Saturday in Kalihi. John Madrid is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Police said Madrid and another man, who was still at-large yesterday, confronted two men, both 19, on Kaiwi'ula Street at 2:30 a.m. Madrid allegedly tried to stab one of the victims with a knife. The second attacker allegedly shot at both victims, critically wounding one of them in the abdomen.

Child injured in crash of stolen car

A 15-month-old boy was injured Tuesday when the stolen car he was riding in veered off the road and hit a tree on Kamehameha Highway near Malaekahana State Park in Kahuku.

Police said the silver, four-door Honda crashed at 7:10 Tuesday morning. The driver, a 31-year-old male, and his passengers, a 24- year-old female and the boy, were taken to Queen's Medical Center.

Police said the man sustained head, neck, and arm injuries.