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Attempted murder probe underway in parking lot

First photo: Police Detective Dennis Clifton walks past two cars in an area cordoned off by crime scene tape in the parking lot of Longs Drugs on Kehalani Village Drive in Wailuku on Tuesday. Police said an attempted murder investigation is underway after a man drove his car toward a police car and struck it, nearly missing an officer who was standing next to it. At the time, plainclothes officers from the Crime Reduction Unit were trying to arrest a man. Police did not provide additional information about the investigation Tuesday afternoon.

Second photo: Police Detective Bryan Manlapao (from left), traffic investigator Aaron Williams, Detective Dennis Clifton and Detective Jonathan Kaneshiro investigate the scene of an attempted murder in the parking lot of Longs Drugs on Kehalani Village Drive in Wailuku.

The Maui News / LILA FUJIMOTO photos