Officer kills gunman
MA'ILI — Police last night fatally shot a man who they say fired a shotgun at them on a residential street.
The shooting happened about 8 p.m. on Kaukama Road, near the intersection with Farrington Highway, after a disturbance there earlier in the evening and a confrontation with police.
The chain of events began about 6:30 p.m., when police received a call that a man in a black trench coat had fired gunshots into a black Dodge Neon on Kaukama Road, police said.
Police closed Kaukama Road and began looking for the man. The Specialized Services Division — HPD's equivalent of a SWAT team — was sent to Ma'ili.
Police spokesman Capt. Frank Fujii said that when officers arrived, the 47-year-old man would fire a shotgun, get into a car, drive a short way, get out and shoot again. Officers ordered him to get out of the car.
He did, firing a shotgun at officers, police said. The man laid the shotgun on the ground, pulled two handguns from his waistband and pointed them at an officer, Fujii said. The officer fatally shot the man, Fujii said.
There were no other serious injuries, although one officer may have been grazed by a shotgun pellet, Fujii said.