POSTED: 4:52 p.m. HST, Jun 13, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 12:40 a.m. HST, Jun 14, 2011
Hawaii County police arrested a 68-year-old Puna man Monday morning for allegedly trying to kill a 65-year-old Hilo man who is hospitalized with severe head injuries.
Police responded to a report of yelling at a Hilo apartment complex at 10:20 a.m. Monday.
Officers found a man who was severely injured and the suspect still inside the victim’s apartment on Hualalai Street.
The victim was taken in serious condition to Hilo Medical Center with a fractured skull and severe lacerations to his head.
Police arrested the man, of Hawaiian Paradise Park, on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree robbery.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Joel Field at 961-2381. Anonymous tipsters can call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 or 329-8181.