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Shopping center security guard charged with attempted murder

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 6:40 p.m. HST, Oct 30, 2011


A 26-year-old security guard is scheduled to appear in court Monday after being charged with four counts of attempted murder in the first degree, reckless endangerment and firearms violations over the weekend.

Raford Percival, of Mililani, is accused of firing shots at three people and a 7-month-old girl at an apartment complex near the Wahiawa Shopping Center Thursday night.

He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Police said two men, ages 31 and 47, argued with Percival, a security guard at the shopping center, just after 5 p.m. on Thursday. Percival followed the two men to their residence near the shopping center and allegedly fired several shots at the men and the 24-year-old girlfriend of the 31-year-old man, police said. The girlfriend was also was holding the couple's daughter, police said. No one was hit.

Police arrested Percival a short time later at the shopping center.

Also scheduled to appear in court Monday is 24-year-old McNeil Valencia, who is charged with attempted murder in connection with a machete attack in Kalihi Wednesday night.

Valencia, 24, of Salt Lake, was being held in lieu of $75,000 bail.

Police said McNeil Valencia drove to a home on Eluwene Street just before 11 p.m. Wednesday and allegedly confronted another man, 23, and accused him of stealing from him, police said.

Valencia pulled out a machete and sliced the victim on his ear, face and collarbone, according to a neighbor who spoke to Hawaii News Now.

The victim was taken to the Queen’s Medical Center in serious condition.

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