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Shooting of escaped Oahu Community Correctional Center inmate draws scrutiny

  • Star-Advertiser video by Cindy Ellen Russell / crussell@staradvertiser.com

    State Department of Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda said "an escape was a major mistake," including the Friday night escape of Oahu Community Correctional Center inmate Maurice Arrisgado Jr. The 47-year-old was fatally shot by a guard.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Honolulu police were on the scene of a shooting Friday night near Puuhale Road and Kaumualii Street. OCCC escapee Maurice Arrisgado Jr. died at the hospital.

The Department of Public Safety director failed to explain why DPS personnel placed a wounded inmate, shot Friday on a Kalihi street by a corrections officer, into a van and returned him to jail rather than render aid and wait for an ambulance. Read more

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