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Police shoot and kill man with machete

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A man carrying a machete was fatally shot by a Honolulu police officer in Waianae this afternoon, police spokeswoman Michelle Yu said.

Yu said the shooting took place close to 2:15 p.m. in the area close to First Hawaiian Bank and Tamura Superette.

Waianae resident Lydia Esquadro said she heard repeated gunfire: “Boom, boom, boom!”

Police have closed off the area near Analipo Street, she said.

The man was pronounced dead at a hospital, said city Emergency Services spokesman Bryan Cheplic.

 

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