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Driver of car that allegedly injured woman in Ewa Beach turns self in to police

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    Police investigated the scene of a pedestrian accident Tuesday morning in Ewa Beach.

Police charged a 20-year-old man with multiple counts of attempted murder in connection with a May 17 incident in which the man allegedly drove a vehicle through a group of teenagers in Ewa Beach.

An 18-year-old woman was critically injured in the incident.

Malik Morton turned himself in to police on May 19. He was charged Saturday with first-degree attempted murder, two counts of second-degree attempted murder, and first-degree terroristic threatening.

His bail was set at $1 million.

The driver of the car that allegedly struck and critically injured an 18-year-old woman in Ewa Beach after an argument among people gathered on a street turned himself in to police at 2:55 p.m. today.

The 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of second-degree attempted murder.

Police said after an argument involving a large group of people on Fort Weaver Road 3 a.m. Tuesday, the driver of a car intentionally hit the woman and a 17-year-old boy, who was taken to a hospital in stable condition. Witnesses say several others were hit, many knocked to the side, but most were not seriously injured.

Police are asking the public for help in finding the car that may be involved, which may be in the Wahiawa area.

The car is described as a silver 2015 four-door Hyundai sedan, with license plate number SPR 609.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellphone. Texts may also be sent by texting “CS808” plus your message to 274637 or CRIMES.

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  • The driver of the car that allegedly struck and critically injured…

    Huh? The car in reality struck and injured the young woman, there’s no allegedly about it. The man who turned himself in was, however, allegedly driving that car.

    The question remains as to why one of the other party attendees did not turn this guy in before he himself did so. Someone there must have known him.

    • Retaliation and the fear of it come to mind. And like it or not, even in the land of aloha, “rat” doesn’t only mean four-legged vermin.

    • palani – you have it backwards. The driver definitely drove the car that hit the woman – he turned himself in meaning he admits to that fact. They are saying the “car that allegedly struck….” because they don’t have the car.

    • palani,

      In the first paragraph the S-A is merely making it clear to its readers that the injuries sustained by the woman, though serious, have yet to be proven in a court of law to have come from the car driven by the suspect. It’s just a convention that cloaks any person referred to in a news story who is suspected of a crime or criminal conduct with the presumption of innocence. Otherwise any suspect or defendant could rightly sue the newspaper for libel if no finding of guilt had been made by a court of law when the story was published. (Look up what happened to a certain Mr. Richard Jewell when the news media operates without due care or scruples.)

      As in most things said about someone’s criminal conduct, it’s best to stick with what you actually know happened rather than what probably happened or was likely to have happened, especially when eyewitness testimony is so shockingly inaccurate at times.

  • Everyone was looking for late model Chevrolet sedan with possible damage as previously reported. Now, we got a Hyundai. Teenage kids can identify logos easily as they played that logo game on their phones. Sounds like a scene straight out of GTA V. This is no game. Hope they got the right guy. Nothing good happens at 3 in the morning, prayers for the injured.

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