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Police seek ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect in Liliha shooting, Kapahulu sex assault

  • CRIMESTOPPERS

    Jorge Cano Jr.

Police are asking the public for help in finding a 37-year-old man wanted in connection with a shooting in Liliha and a related sex assault case.

The suspect, identified as Jorge Cano Jr., is armed and dangerous, police said.

The alleged sex assault took place at a residence on Waialae Avenue near the Hawaiian Humane Society on May 29.

However, the woman did not initially report the incident to police.

A friend of the woman went to Cano’s home in Liliha on Friday and was shot during a confrontation at about 5:45 p.m., police said. The victim fled but returned, and police were called.

Paramedics treated the 47-year-old man for two gunshot wounds to the stomach, according to an Emergency Medical Services report. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

During the investigation, police learned about the alleged sexual attack on a 27-year-old woman. The woman told police that she had been kidnapped.

Cano is still at large, and the case has been classified as second-degree attempted murder, first-degree reckless endangering, kidnapping and first-degree sexual assault.

P0lice said anyone with information on Cano, described as 6 feet, 1 inches tall, weighing about 201 pounds, with a shaved head, brown eyes and tattoos, is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellular phone.

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CORRECTION: An alleged sex assault happened at a residence on Waialae Avenue on May 29. An earlier version of this story said a shooting happened there on Friday.

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    • The victims know the perpetrator so he should eventually be captured. He is on the run but they should publish his photo for the public’s help.

  • Okay, this article provided the “what” and the “when.” What’s missing is the “who,” the “where” (more than just Waialae-Kahala)and the “why.” The Star Advertiser once again fails to follow the most basic rule of news reporting: always tell the reader who, what, where, why and when. The only exceptions should be stories dealing with minors.

    • I agree, there ought to be a description of the shooter. However, I posted two complaints about the lack of follow up by SA staff on this story this past weekend. I suppose I should be glad we got this much, THREE DAYS later. I know that newspapers are suffering financially: is it possible that the SA has no police reporters working on the weekends? The little we got on Saturday and Sunday reflect just what might be heard on a police scanner (if such things still exist).

      The lack of coverage is disheartening since we are down to only one newspaper in this city. SA, we need you to cover local crime as comprehensively as humanly possible because this is the stuff that affects our lives. Television news can only devote about 30 seconds of air time to this story and will likely only get the HPD spokesperson’s version. We need some old-school journalism.

      • Actually, HPD comms are all encrypted so old-school scanners or online services like Broadcastify have nothing to offer. There’s a slim possibility that a handful of accredited media police reporters might have access to scanners that can decrypt the transmissions, but frankly I doubt it. It goes against the HPD code of secrecy — they encrypt not to protect themselves, so much as to keep the public and media entirely in the dark.

        • That “code of secrecy” you refer to is exactly why we need the SA staff to work so hard. I’m not necessarily agreeing that the code exists but the mere suspicion that it does should be enough reason for the SA to be even more diligent.

          Thanks for the info on the encrypted comms. Makes sense.

  • SA, the update at 4:37 pm is a step in the right direction. Thanks for that. Keep it up and please see this story through to the end. For example, Ho’ohiki has information on someone with a very similar name who is on probation. Give us the full story please.

    • SA, if (a big IF) the guy HPD is looking for is the same guy that was under HOPE probation, then you’ll be able to provide a fuller report on the alleged assailant. The key will be to find out if its the same guy. The guy on probation appears to have an outstanding probation warrant issued a couple of weeks before the alleged sex assault.

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