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Medical Examiner identifies man who died after struggle with Ala Moana security

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:56 a.m. HST, Jul 16, 2012

The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy Monday to determine the cause of a death of a 26-year-old man, who apparently went into cardiac arrest after being chased by Ala Moana Shopping Center security officers.

The Medical Examiner's office identified the man as Michael Shimomura-Robinson, 26. He was from Hawaii, but a local address was not available, the Medical Examiner's office said.

Police said Shimomura-Robison died after struggling with mall security Friday night.

Police said security called for help about an argument at 9:16 p.m. and a man was taken to the hospital.

An Emergency Medical Services supervisor said paramedics took the man to the hospital in extremely critical condition.

The man was running from security when he fell down a flight of stairs and went into cardiac arrest, radio communications said.

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Classic_59Chevy wrote:
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on July 14,2012 | 06:23PM
RichardCory wrote:
Maybe we can say the same when your time comes as well.
on July 15,2012 | 10:21AM
jusmetwocents wrote:
You play hard... You die hard. I tend to agree with Classic_59Chevy. Don't put yourself in a position to have to run from security because you were stealing. What's the old saying? You play you pay. With this guy, you no pay you pay hard!
on July 16,2012 | 08:07AM
DaKoloaDuck wrote:
Had he complied with security, he would still be alive today. I'm wondering how he can be 26 years old and in his 30s at the same time.
on July 14,2012 | 06:39PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
He was a magician. I would bet in his 30s because a 26 year old would likely survive a struggle, compared to a man who may be 39 years old. Also, lucky Deedy was not on the job, as Deedy might have pulled a weapon. Well the man died anyway, however, how could something be so important that one had to die for it?
on July 14,2012 | 07:28PM
COlohe1 wrote:
Da flight of stairs he fell from was a portal to the time/space contiuum......
on July 15,2012 | 10:38AM
IAmSane wrote:
"I'm wondering how he can be 26 years old and in his 30s at the same time." Welcome to SA journalism.
on July 15,2012 | 12:19PM
waikane_honolulu wrote:
Just another poorly edited article by the SA staff.
on July 14,2012 | 09:01PM
bigislandkurt wrote:
I dunno about this one. I'm sure a lawyer will be all over it. Anyone who dies "after a struggle with security" is always owed some kind of investigation.
on July 15,2012 | 10:31AM
daniwitz13 wrote:
One never knows when there are no details, but this might be an illegal (unconstitutional) High Speed Chase on foot. What was the reason that they HAD to chase him? Did he injure someone or taken something or running from a fight or away from one? If Security had no tangible reason to pursue someone, they shouldn't. One has a Right to flee as a matter of survival for what ever reasons there might be. Good or bad. Pity.
on July 15,2012 | 11:13AM
edster48 wrote:
Probably smoking in a no smoking area, the only thing I've ever seen them get upset about.
on July 15,2012 | 11:54AM
tutulady wrote:
Fell from a flight of stairs? Have you ever seen homeless people at or near the Ala Moana Center? Wonder why?
on July 15,2012 | 11:30AM
Dbung wrote:
I know a few Security Guards and all they want to do is to keep what they are responsible for safe. Although a small few may be overzealous, the ones I know are very sincere and will handle infractions with professionalism. They really get no respect. Some get barely over minimum wage to protect people and property. If the security was chasing someone than there had to be a reason. If you are bothered by security than you must be doing something that you are not supposed to do. Now for the people smoking in the non-smoking areas, they deserve to be warned. Not only does the security get upset, but the non-smokers too. Plus, it is against the law.....
on July 15,2012 | 05:48PM
Cubsfan wrote:
I agree however some people believe they're above the law.
on July 16,2012 | 04:17AM
ejkorvette wrote:
First, prayers for the Young Man's soul, and condolences to his family. Second, Was alcohol involved, meaning did he consume or engage in drug use? Last but not least, I will not "ping" on the grammar, accuracy or lack thereof of the information, for Fear that the Star Advertiser Censors that are always looking and flagging comments to their articles, will Snub my comment once again.
on July 16,2012 | 04:34AM
ejkorvette wrote:
Amazing they allowed it to be included. God Bless America for Freedom of Speech against Censorship.
on July 16,2012 | 04:35AM
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