Police reclassify Waianae hit-and-run as attempted murder

Honolulu police have reclassified a hit-and-run in Waianae early Monday morning as attempted murder. The incident happened just before 7 a.m. in the parking lot of the Waimaha Sunflower apartments, a public housing project on Farrington Hwy.

“At some point, a couple walking back to the apartment (complex) was struck by a vehicle and the male pedestrian ended up underneath the vehicle,” said Lt. Bobby Towne with the Honolulu Police Department. “The driver of the vehicle continued on for approximately a mile, dragging the victim.”

The young woman with the victim – identified as his girlfriend – was not seriously injured.

“I guess he never see him or something,” said Sherman Luapo, who lives down the road and witnessed the incident. “After he hit him, he hit the curb, bounced off the curb and kept on going.”

The victim, a 36-year-old man, was hospitalized in critical condition, according to Emergency Medical Services.

The incident came to an end on Analipo St., just behind Tamura Supermarket. Police later handed the case to the Criminal Investigation Division.

The driver and vehicle, a Mazda, have not yet been found. If you have any information, call police.

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