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Police shoot and kill soldier in Waikiki

January 16, 2013
The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - A Schofield Barracks soldier was shot and killed by police early Tuesday after he repeatedly rammed multiple police cars with his truck in Waikiki. Several police officers were injured in the incident.

The 25th Infantry Division said in a statement that it's cooperating with the Honolulu Police Department as officers investigate. The unit won't release the soldier's name until his family members are notified.

"This is an incredibly tragic incident, and we offer our condolences to the soldier's family and to the officers injured," Lt. Col. Derrick Cheng, spokesman for the 25th Infantry Division, said in a statement. "We're working closely with the HPD as they lead the investigation, and they have our full support throughout this process."

Patrol officers noticed a dark-colored truck driving fast the wrong way down Nahua Street around 4 a.m., according to a police statement cited by Hawaii News Now.

An officer fired multiple shots at the truck as it drove at him. The truck narrowly missed him on Kuhio Avenue.

On Ala Wai Boulevard, police fired at the truck after it rammed several marked police vehicles.

Video obtained by KHON showed the truck repeatedly ramming surrounding police vehicles.

Shots rang out and the truck stopped.

Police said three officers were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. They were treated and released.

Five patrol vehicles were damaged, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported, citing Maj. Richard Robinson, head of the Criminal Investigations Division.



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