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Ocean View Man Arrested and Charged for Attempted Murder

by Thunda

Hawai‘i Island police arrested and charged 32-year-old Kekoa Duguran of Ocean View with second-degree attempted murder and other offenses following an incident that occurred in South Kona on Tuesday, July 18, 2023.

Around 7:22 p.m. on July 18, Kona patrol officers responded to a reported stabbing victim at the Kona Community Hospital where they contacted a 39-year-old man with multiple stab wounds on his neck and face.

In the course of the investigation, police determined that a man, later identified as Duguran, attacked the victim with a knife while seated in the rear seat of the victim’s vehicle. The victim, who was driving, started wrestling with Duguran and was able to take the knife away. The victim then exited the vehicle and summoned the help of a nearby resident who took the victim to the hospital where he was listed in critical, but stable condition.

Police located Duguran in Ocean View on Thursday, July 20. He was subsequently arrested and transported to the Kealakehe Police Station as detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigation Section continued the investigation.

After conferring with the County Prosecutor’s Office detectives charged Duguran with the following offenses and his bail was set at $100,000.

  • Second-degree attempted murder
  • First-degree terroristic threatening
  • Second-degree burglary

Duguran is currently being held at the Kealakehe Police Station pending his initial court appearance on Monday morning, July 24.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Detective Jason Foxworthy at (808) 326-4646, ext. 262; or via email at They may also contact the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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