Officer fires shot at car that allegedly tried to run him down in Aiea
Police this morning are looking for two men, one of whom allegedly tried to run down an officer in the parking lot of the Best Buy store in Aiea. The officer drew his handgun and fired at the vehicle.
Police were called to the store about 12:05 a.m. to investigate a suspicious vehicle at the loading dock.
The officer said that as he arrived on the scene, a man rode past him on a bicycle and refused an order to stop.
The officer then saw a man behind the wheel of the vehicle parked at the loading dock and got out of his car to approach the man.
At that point, the man gunned the motor and drove straight at the officer, who was able to jump out of the way to avoid being hit, police said. The officer fired at the vehicle as it drove past him, police said.
Police this afternoon issued an all-points-bulletin for the driver of the car, described as a stolen 2007 silver Toyota Camry. The driver was wearing dark clothing, police said, and was last seen in the vehicle heading east on Moanalua Freeway.
Police have classified the incident as attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree burglary and refusing an order to stop.
The incident this morning marked the fourth time police have fired a weapon at a suspect, according to police records.