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UPDATE: Suspect in Attempted Murder Investigation in Custody

August 5, 2013, 1:56 PM HST
* Updated August 6, 5:17 PM
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Edward Riley Martin. Photo courtesy Maui Police.

Edward Riley Martin. Photo courtesy Maui Police.

Edward Riley Martin. Photo courtesy Maui Police.

Edward Riley Martin. Photo courtesy Maui Police.

By Wendy Osher

(Update: 8:34 p.m., 8/5/13)

Maui police say a suspect wanted in connection with a second-degree attempted murder investigation is now in police custody.

According to Maui Police Lt. William Juan, authorities had Edward Martin in custody as of 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, at the Wailuku Police Station.

Police released photos of Martin earlier in the day as they solicited the public’s help in locating Martin.


The allegations stem from a Sunday morning fight fronting a home on Molokaʻi ʻĀkau Street in Kahului.


(Posted: 1:56 p.m., 8/5/13)

Maui police released photos today of a man sought in connection with an attempted murder investigation reported in Kahului over the weekend.

Police say Edward Riley Martin, 55, has not been apprehended and is considered dangerous. Police describe Martin as 5’9″ tall, weighing 255 pounds, bald, with brown eyes, and a tattoo on his left forearm of an unknown animal.


The search stems from a Sunday morning incident in which another man was transported to the hospital after sustaining lacerations in a fight fronting a home on Molokaʻi ʻĀkau Street.

According to police, it was reported that two adult males were involved in a fight in which a pellet was shot with a pellet gun.

The incident was reported at 5:42 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.

Police say they are looking for Martin and are investigating the case as an attempted murder in the second degree.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Martin is asked to call 911.

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