A man shot by police last week during an alleged crime spree on Kalanianaole Highway tested positive for crystal methamphetamine, the Honolulu Medical Examiner said.
Mark Ahnee, 28, of Mililani, died from a gunshot wound that injured his spleen, kidney and lung, said Dr. Kanthi De Alwis, who performed the autopsy. De Alwis said Ahnee was hit by another bullet, but that wound was not fatal.
A second suspect, Michael Edward Manning, Jr. 35, appeared in District Court yesterday after he was charged with two counts of second-degree robbery and one count of first degree robbery. Manning, who has no permanent address, was being held on $250,000 bail.
The two men allegedly stole a series of cars Thursday afternoon. The alleged crime spree ended when the suspects crashed a Honda Civic near Ainakoa Avenue and Kalanianaole Highway during a police pursuit.
Police said Ahnee fired a sawed-off shotgun at officers, who returned fire.
Manning allegedly stole two other cars in an attempt to get away and was captured on Nenue Street at about 3:30 p.m.
The investigation into the multiple crime scenes on the highway tied up traffic as police closed Kalanianaole Highway for several hours.
Police are also investigating whether the two men may have been involved in the attempted robbery of the Zales store in Waikele earlier this month. That case also involved a shotgun and a stolen car.