Police: Standoff suspect had several weapons


KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police continue to investigate following a standoff incident Monday in Hawi.

At approximately 9:45 a.m., patrol officers responded to a report of a gunshot fired on a property located in the 55-3500 block of Alaalae Road.

Officers determined a 65-year-old male victim attempted to evict a 27-year-old Lucas Wolf and 28-year-old Britney Wolf from his property. During his attempt to evict the couple, they exhibited aggressive behaviors toward the victim.

As the victim retreated from the immediate area, police said, Britney Wolf fired a single shot from a weapon. The victim was not injured, and he subsequently notified police. Upon officers’ arrival, Lucas Wolf was located on foot and arrested for second-degree terroristic threatening. Britney Wolf was located within a parked vehicle; however, she refused to comply with officers’ orders to exit the vehicle and made several statements that led officers to think she was in possession of a firearm.

The Police Department’s Special Response Team responded to the scene and crisis negotiators eventually were able to establish communication with the suspect.

As this incident continued, the suspect fired two additional gunshots, one of which damaged the SRT’s armored vehicle.

At approximately 5:11 p.m., Britney Wolf surrendered to police and was arrested for first-degree terroristic threatening with no further incident.

Upon execution of a search warrant, detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigation Section recovered one shotgun, one rifle, one semi-automatic handgun, spent ammunition casings and numerous rounds of unspent ammunition from within the vehicle.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the police nonemergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Jerome Manuel at 326-4646, ext. 262, or via email at Jerome.Manuel@hawaiicounty.gov.