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Kauai police shoot, kill Kalaheo man

By star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:26 p.m. HST, Aug 17, 2013

Kauai police shot and killed a 21-year-old Kalaheo man in Nawiliwili Friday night after he allegedly pointed a gun at four officers, a county spokeswoman said.

County officials said police were making a routine check for criminal activity around 10:40 p.m. in the Nawiliwili jetty area when they came upon a gathering of adults and juveniles.

The officers found the Kalaheo man in a parked vehicle holding two firearms and told him to drop his weapons, officials said in a news release. The man allegedly threw one of the guns out of the car but held on to the other.

He then pointed the firearm toward the officers, officials said.

The officers fired their weapons to stop the threat, and the man later died. Officials said his name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

No other witnesses or officers were injured.

The officers involved in the incident have been placed on a mandatory three-day administrative leave as the investigation continues, officials said.

"Our condolences go out to the family and friends of the deceased," Kauai Police Chief Darryl Perry said in a news release. "I want to assure the public that this shooting will be investigated completely and vigorously."

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mikethenovice wrote:
Play with fire and get burned.
on August 17,2013 | 06:12PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Better to have a wasted sperm die than a police.
on August 17,2013 | 06:13PM
false wrote:
Why were the 3 police officers not arrested for murder? Couldn't they have just "Walked Away" ? Oh, sorry, that was on Kauai, not Oahu.
on August 17,2013 | 07:07PM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
In case you didn't notice, this was a COMPLETELY different situation than the Deedy case that you referencing.

Uniformed, on duty police officers called to a disturbance and facing an armed individual who was brandishing a weapon, refusing to follow instructions and pointing a firearm at them.

Had this been an unarmed man, who no one had called the police about, sitting and waiting for his hamburgers... then you might have a point.

on August 17,2013 | 07:46PM
Grimbold wrote:
You know why, because you are false, and we are not all insane. That's why they were not arrested for murder, as you so lunatic-like write. You are always on the side of the criminals with your irrational remarks. Sometimes I think you just want to rile us up. You cannot be serious.
on August 17,2013 | 07:46PM
aomohoa wrote:
Did you miss the part about him pointing a gun at them??
on August 17,2013 | 09:41PM
honopic wrote:
Whatever island, whatever town -- point a gun at police who told you to drop your weapons, pay the price. Whatever this guy's problem was, it's solved now. Just glad he didn't get a shot off at the officers.
on August 17,2013 | 07:36PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Its called suicide by cop. Its a mental illness...
on August 17,2013 | 07:40PM
SueH wrote:
Wonderful!! He just saved the taxpayers thousands of dollars. They won't have to foot the bill for treatment of his "mental illness".
on August 17,2013 | 07:57PM
Randz808 wrote:
on August 17,2013 | 10:30PM
Grimbold wrote:
Praise to the officers. Good riddance of the "victim".
on August 17,2013 | 07:43PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Thank goodness the officers can go home safely to their families.
on August 17,2013 | 08:24PM
Kailuaraised wrote:
Why did the Officers have to approach the car? No crime was being committed yet. Ohh wait, this is reality and not the Deedy trial.
on August 18,2013 | 04:29AM
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