Police-Involved Shooting Fatality

By Catherine Cluett Pactol | Editor

A Molokai man died after being shot by police last Sunday, April 30. 

Officers responded to a report of a temporary restraining order violation at about 7:40 a.m. in Wailua near mile marker 18.5 on the east end, according to the Maui Police Department. 

When they arrived, two officers encountered a 40-year-old man with a weapon, according to MPD. 

“The male advanced toward the officers, at which time one officer deployed his taser, which proved ineffective before both officers discharged their weapons,” the police report states. 

Officers performed life-saving measures until medics arrived. The man was transported to Molokai General Hospital, where he later died. 

As of Sunday, the victim’s name was not yet released by police, pending the family’s notification of extended ‘ohana and friends. 

MPD says the officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave as standard procedure. 

An investigation is ongoing. 


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