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Hilo man killed by officer died of gunshot wounds to head, body

  • COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT

    Kalyp Allen Rapoza was killed in an officer-involved shooting on Monday in Hilo.

  • DARYL LEE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Hilo police investigated the shooting Monday of a man and a dog by a Hilo police officer in Kawailani.

  • DARYL LEE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Hilo police investigated the shooting Monday of a man and a dog by a Hilo police officer in Kawailani.

An autopsy was conducted today on the body of the man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting Monday afternoon at a home off West Kawailani Street in Hilo.

The Hawaii County medical examiner determined that Kalyp Allen Rapoza, 25, of Hilo died from gunshot wounds to the head and body.

A necropsy conducted Tuesday determined that a pit bull killed in the same incident also died of gunshot wounds.

An officer fired his firearm at Rapoza, who lunged at the officer with a knife, police said

The officer has been with the Hawaii Police Department for three years. He was not injured. He has been placed on administrative leave under department policy.

As is standard practice in any officer-involved shooting, the Criminal Investigations Section is conducting a criminal investigation into the shooting, and the Office of Professional Standards is conducting an administrative investigation.

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