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Officer shot motorist to stop threat, HPD says

The man who died allegedly tried to speed away

By Leila Fujimori

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 01, 2014

~~<p>A six-year police veteran fatally shot a 52-year-old Manoa man five times through his open driver's side window, striking him multiple times in the torso, when the driver tried to flee after a fender bender Wednesday in Waikiki, police said.</p>
<p>At a news conference Thursday, top brass of the Honolulu Police Department fielded questions from the media, including whether shooting the man may have posed a more serious threat to pedestrians and motorists on Kuhio Avenue, teeming with visitors and residents just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, than allowing him to flee.</p>
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A six-year police veteran fatally shot a 52-year-old Manoa man five times through his open driver's side window, striking him multiple times in the torso, when the driver tried to flee after a fender bender Wednesday in Waikiki, police said.

At a news conference Thursday, top brass of the Honolulu Police Department fielded questions from the media, including whether shooting the man may have posed a more serious threat to pedestrians and motorists on Kuhio Avenue, teeming with visitors and residents just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, than allowing him to flee. Login for more...



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