Police fatally shot a man who allegedly threatened officers with a knife in front of a grocery store in Kalihi early this morning.
It was the second fatal shooting of a suspect by Honolulu police in eight days.
Police said shortly after midnight today, officers responded to a theft complaint at the NomNom convenience store next to the Hele station in Kalihi involving a male suspect who allegedly stole alcohol.
Officers found the suspect across the street in the parking lot of Foodland at Dillingham Plaza. Police said the perpetrator allegedly lunged at officers with a knife at which time two officers discharged their firearms.
Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and treated the suspect, who was described to be in his 40s, for gunshot injuries. He was taken to a trauma hospital in “extremely critical condition” where he died.
Positive identification of the man is pending.
On Sept. 20, police fatally shot a 55-year-old man at the Century Center building in McCully after he allegedly pointed a firearm at an officer who had entered an apartment to serve a warrant.
The HPD’s Specialized Services Division executed a search warrant for a drug-related investigation at a unit on the 22nd floor of the building at 1750 Kalakaua Ave. at about 6 p.m.
Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said the suspect raised the gun and pointed it at an officer, who fired three or four rounds from his rifle. The man was struck three times in the upper right side of his body. EMS treated and transported the man in critical condition to a hospital, where he later died.