Suspected driver in Ewa Beach hit-and-run turns himself in

The suspected driver in a hit-and-run that injured two people in Ewa Beach early Tuesday morning is in police custody.

Malik Morton, 20, turned himself in at the Honolulu Police Department’s main station at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

He was booked on two counts of second-degree attempted murder.

“We turned him in to the authorities today and we’re going to work with them to show that my client was not at fault for the incident,” his attorney, Victor Bakke, said in a statement.

Bakke said Morton, a Leilehua High School graduate, recently returned to the islands and has no prior record.

Witnesses told KHON2 they heard fighting outside and saw a car intentionally drive into a group of people, going back and forth several times at around 3 a.m.

Two people were hospitalized — an 18-year-old female in extremely critical condition and a 17-year-old male in stable condition.

Police are still searching for the car, a silver 2015 four-door Hyundai sedan with the Hawaii license plate number SPR 609.

If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or text “CS808” plus your message to 274637 or CRIMES.

All calls are confidential and anonymous.

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