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Police identify officers shot in Hilo

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:17 a.m. HST, Jan 4, 2013

HILO » Hawaii County police have identified the two police officers shot and injured in Hilo while investigating a report of gunfire.

Police say that the two officers are 40-year-old Garrett Hatada and 31-year-old Joshua Gouveia.

Hatada has been with the department for 14 years. Gouveia has been on the force for four years.

The two officers received gunshot wounds to their legs on Wednesday night after approaching a man who was hiding under a car. They were reported to be recovering at Hilo Medical Center.

On Thursday afternoon, the suspect, Keaka D. Martin, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest at a home in Hilo. Police arrested him on suspicion of first-degree murder, and he also was taken to Hilo Medical Center.

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