Maui Police Seek Suspect in Kahului Stabbing

December 19, 2019, 11:19 AM HST · Updated December 19, 1:55 PM
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Jose Angel Lozoya-Garcia. Photo courtesy Maui Police Department.

Maui police are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for their alleged involvement in a stabbing reported in Kahului on Wednesday night.

The incident was reported at around 8:44 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

Wailuku Patrol Officers responded to the 7-Eleven store at 111 Alamaha Street in Kahului where there was a report of an adult male that was stabbed in the abdomen.  Officers arrived at the scene to find a 42-year-old adult male had been stabbed in the stomach.

The offender and the victim were reported to have been arguing with each other inside the store just before the stabbing, according to police reports.

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Police say the offender fled in a white pickup truck bearing Hawaiʻi license plates: MNA 772.

Police say follow-up investigations including review of video surveillance footage identified the offender as 34-year-old Jose Angel Lozoya-Garcia.

Jose Angel Lozoya-Garcia is described as 5-feet 8-inches tall, weighing approximately 240 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Lozoya-Garcia.  If located, police advise the public not approach, saying Lozoya-Garcia is considered to be “armed and dangerous.”

The police investigation is on-going and the case has been classified as a first degree assault.

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