Man barricades in police standoff, shoots self in hand before surrender

The Maui News

A man who barricaded himself in a building in Paia while holding a semiautomatic pistol was arrested Sunday morning after he shot himself in the hand, then surrendered to officers, police said.

The 40-year-old man, who is from the Kihei area, was treated by medics at the scene, then transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center for additional treatment.

Officers were sent to 401 Alakapa Place, which is the address for Kaunoa Senior Services, at 2:17 a.m. after police dispatch received several calls reporting multiple gunshots and a man shouting, police said.

After officers arrived and saw the man barricaded in a building with a semiautomatic pistol, police secured the area and began negotiating with the man to surrender, police said.

The police Special Response Team was activated, and a police negotiator began talking with the man. The negotiator spoke for more than two hours with the man, who said he was going to shoot himself in the head, police said.

At 5:03 a.m., the man shot himself in the hand, left the building and surrendered to police, police said.

He was arrested for first-degree burglary and was being treated at the hospital Sunday morning. Additional information wasn’t available Monday.

Police said the man’s injuries weren’t life-threatening, and no other injuries were reported.


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