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Police arrest fugitive after crash, gunshot in Kahala

By Gregg K. Kakesako

LAST UPDATED: 11:32 a.m. HST, Jan 24, 2014

Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

A 32-year-old career criminal is in police custody after he flipped his car in Kahala last night and fired at police officers who were trying to arrest him for outstanding warrants.

The suspect was arrested on Kealaolu Avenue fronting the Waialae Country Club golf course at 7:15 p.m.

The suspect, who has a record of 22 convictions beginning in 2001, was arrested on suspicion of three counts of first-degree attempted murder, six firearms violations, resisting arrest and failure to render aid.

Police reports indicate the suspect was being sought on several outstanding warrants and was eluding police when he hit a parked car at the intersection of Moha and Makaiwa streets and fired at pursuing police officers. He was arrested after a struggle with officers.

Police said he was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

There were no reports of any police officers being injured. Police would not say if the pursing officers fired their weapons.

The suspect's conviction record includes 13 felony convictions, including a recent car theft, identity theft and credit card fraud three years ago. Other felony convictions included burglary, robbery and kidnapping. The suspect also had seven misdemeanor convictions on his adult record, which started in 2001. 

Police temporarily closed Makaiwa Street from Kilauea Avenue to Moho Street and Kealaolu Avenue from Waialae Avenue to Farmers Road while they conducted an investigation. All roads in the area were later reopened before 12:30 a.m.

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