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Man charged with attempted murder

A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged with attempted murder in an assault early Friday in Kihei on an off-duty Maui police officer, who suffered life-threatening injuries and remains hospitalized, police said.

Tomasi Caones-Paahana of Wailuku was being held on $500,000 bail after being charged with second-degree attempted murder.

Kihei patrol officers responded to a report of the assault at 12:54 a.m. Friday fronting an establishment in Kihei, police said.

Police records show officers were dispatched to Kihei Kalama Village.

The off-duty officer was transported by medics to Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

Police detectives arrested Caones-Paahana at 10:11 a.m. Friday.

Police said the investigation is continuing.

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