Hawaii County police are investigating an officer-involved fatal shooting of a man and a dog in a residential area of Hilo Monday afternoon.
Police said they got a call at about 4:20 p.m. for a disturbance at a West Kawailani Street home.
A responding officer found a man wielding a knife. Police said a pit bull that had chased paramedics into their vehicle was also present.
The officer fired several shots, killing the man and the pit bull, police said in a news release.
The man’s name is being withheld pending positive identification.
Police shut down Kawailani Street between Kanoelehua and Kilauea avenues in Hilo at 5:30 p.m. and reopened it three hours later.
Police are conducting both a criminal investigation into the shooting and an administrative investigation by the Office of Professional Standards. Police are asking for information about the incident to call police at 935-3311 or Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386 or Robert.email@example.com.
Anonymous tips may be made to CrimeStoppers at 961-8300.