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Man wounded by police in Waikiki died of gunshots to chest

  • JAMM AQUINOCTY - A slipper and a pool of blood is seen at bottom right as Honolulu police investigate a blue Jetta on Kuhio Avenue between Uluniu and Lililuokalani Avenues on Wednesday
    JAMM AQUINO
    CTY - A slipper and a pool of blood is seen at bottom right as Honolulu police investigate a blue Jetta on Kuhio Avenue between Uluniu and Lililuokalani Avenues on Wednesday

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office said the man shot Wednesday by a police officer in Waikiki died of gunshot wounds to the chest.

The manner is homicide, the Medical Examiner’s Office found.

The man, identified as Richard Nelson of Honolulu, had a blood alcohol level of 0.206, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.

Police said the man failed to comply with the officer’s commands to get out of the car, and instead attempted to hit the officer with a car.

Police opened a first-degree attempted murder case against Nelson after he died.

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