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Man killed by Honolulu police in Kailua shooting

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Police congregate near the corner of Oko Street and Molo Street in Aikahi Gardens to investigate a shooting today.

    BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Police congregate near the corner of Oko Street and Molo Street in Aikahi Gardens to investigate a shooting today.

UPDATE 5:10 p.m.

Police shot and killed a man, who a witness said was carrying a gun and was shot multiple times while in his car.

Honolulu police confirmed the man had died and no officers were injured. A witness said officers ordered the man out of his car before firing multiple times.

The incident occurred on Oko street at Aikahi Gardens.

The witness, who did not want to be identified, was at his daughter’s home when he heard a woman repeatedly screaming, “don’t shoot him” for about a minute.

He said police officers had pointed their guns at the car, ordering the occupants to leave. A woman, who was in the driver’s seat, left the car and began pleading with the officers to not fire, but the witness said he heard four shots fired by officers. He said at least two were to the suspect’s chest, who fell out of the car.

>> See our photo gallery of the scene of the shooting

He said the people involved were known to be a “troubled group.” He said he knew the suspect had a gun because he saw police officers handle it as evidence.

Honolulu police said this was the first shooting by officers this year.

Previous Coverage

A man was in critical condition today after a shooting involving a Honolulu police officer in Kailua.

The gunfire erupted after a traffic stop near Aikahi Gardens about 3 p.m., a source said. The suspect was shot and a woman accomplice was arrested, police said.

Emergency Medical Services treated the man on Noke Street and took him to a hospital in critical condition, a Honolulu Emergency Services Department spokeswoman said.

Police said the woman suspect was arrested for investigation of hindering prosecution and warrants. She was taken to Adventist Health Castle medical center for minor injuries.

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