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Man charged in stolen car case that ended in shooting

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:17 a.m. HST, Feb 20, 2011

Mickel J. Juliano, 42, of Waipahu, was charged with unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle after a car chase yesterday ended with the shooting of the driver of an alleged stolen Honda Accord by a state sheriff's deputy.

Juliano was released on $2,000 bail and was unhurt. The deputy spotted the stolen car on Lagoon Drive near Honolulu Airport that led to a car chase and shootingthat ended yesterday at the H-1 freeway westbound offramp in Kunia.

Juliano was arrested at the offramp.

A sheriff's deputy who is in his late 40s and has more than 10 years of service saw a green Honda Accord with two people inside commit an undisclosed traffic violation near Waiwai Loop at about 8:50 a.m. yesterday, said Dan Meisenzahl, state Department of Transportation spokesman.

The deputy called in the license plate and learned the car had been reported stolen, Meisenzahl said. The deputy tried to stop the car, but the driver fled, he said. The deputy pursued in his marked cruiser.

Twelve miles from the airport, the Accord came to a stop in the middle of the offramp, halfway between the freeway exit and Kunia Road. A struggle between the deputy sheriff and the driver carried over into some brush along the shoulder of the offramp. A knife and bloody clothing were recovered nearby.

Paramedics took a man who appeared to be in his 30s to a hospital in serious condition, Emergency Medical Services said. The deputy who fired his weapon was taken to a hospital with minor injuries suffered during a struggle.

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