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Man dies after being shot by HPD officers in Makiki


    A Honolulu police officer carries yellow crime scene tape outside Pumehana at 1221 Kinau St. Officers shot a man armed with a knife inside the building. The man died at the hospital.

A man died Tuesday after being shot by police officers on Kinau Street, authorities said.

Police were responding to a report from a man who said his uncle was wielding a butcher knife in his unit at 1212 Kinau St. about 4:40 p.m., according to a police dispatch report.

“The male threatened the officers with the knives and officers fired at him, critically injuring him,” a Honolulu Police Department spokeswoman said.

An Emergency Medical Services spokeswoman said one person was treated and taken to a hospital in critical condition. Police said the man later died.

Kim Lindvald, who lives at the low-income housing project where the man was shot, said she had just returned home on the 21st floor and several minutes later heard four bangs. She went to investigate and heard that police had shot a man.

She saw medical personnel place the victim into an ambulance and identified him as Walden Dang, who lived about eight floors below her.

“He gets angry very easily over small things,” she said.

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