Hawai`i Police Department detectives are investigating a stabbing incident that occurred near downtown Hilo shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
South Hilo Patrol officers were assigned to the parking lot of a drug store on the corner of Kilauea Avenue and Pauahi Street for a report of a male that had been stabbed.
The 26-year-old male victim was bleeding from the chest area and appeared to have injuries consistent with stab wounds.
Authorities say he was transported via ambulance to the Hilo Medical Center Emergency Room for treatment. The victim remains hospitalized in stable condition.
During the course of this investigation police determined this incident occurred somewhere in the area of the Hawaiʻi County buildings.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact Detective William Brown at (808) 961-2379 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.