Big Island police shoot, kill woman who rammed them
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Police on the Big Island say officers have shot and killed a woman who rammed a stolen vehicle into them.
Police say Puna patrol officers were conducting routine beat checks early Friday when they saw a Toyota 4Runner parked on a dirt trail near the ocean.
As officers were exiting their Chevy Tahoe, the 4Runner suddenly reversed quickly and rammed the front end of the police SUV, knocking one officer out of the vehicle.
Police say the 4Runner rammed the police vehicle numerous times. Three officers fired at and into the 4Runner, killing the 26-year-old woman driving it.
A 22-year-old woman in the passenger’s seat wasn’t injured.
Police say the 4Runner was reported stolen Sunday in Hilo.
The officers are now on administrative leave.