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No charges against man who allegedly flipped car during police chase

Uncertainty surrounds initial reports of a gunshot fired at the scene in Kahala

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 12:24 a.m. HST, Jan 26, 2014



The 32-year-old man arrested for allegedly firing a gun at police Thursday was not charged with any crimes he allegedly committed that night.

Police arrested him Thursday on suspicion of three counts of first-degree attempted murder, six firearms violations, resisting arrest and failure to render aid.

The suspect was released from police custody for all the above offenses Saturday afternoon pending further investigation.

However, police said he remains in custody on a parole retake warrant. 

Police would not divulge his location, including whether he remains hospitalized, but Public Safety spokeswoman Toni Schwartz said he was not in custody late Saturday afternoon at any of its facilities.

The man, who has no local address, was being sought on several outstanding warrants when he tried to flee from officers, and has an extensive felony conviction record ranging from car theft to robbery and kidnapping.

The suspect, who was driving a white Honda, struck a silver BMW and flipped the car he was driving, landing in the front yard of a home at the corner of Moho and Makaiwa streets.

He fled on foot and was caught at nearby Waialae Country Club golf course at 7:15 p.m.

An Emergency Medical Services supervisor said paramedics were told by police at the scene one round was discharged from a gun during a struggle with officers, but no one was struck.

The suspect was taken by ambulance in serious condition to a hospital, EMS said.

A police spokeswoman said he remained in the hospital Friday night with non-life-threatening injuries.

A police union attorney was present at the scene Thursday.

Police said officers did not fire any shots, but did not disclose how the suspect sustained his injuries. KHON reported he sustained a broken jaw, broken nose and cuts to his head.






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