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Man hospitalized after shot by Honolulu police
HONOLULU — A man who pointed a handgun at Honolulu police remained hospitalized Wednesday, the morning after an officer shot him, said Acting Chief Rade Vanic.
It was the third time Honolulu police officers have shot someone this year. The other two happened in April and were fatal.
Plainclothes officers located a 27-year-old man wanted on two warrants late Tuesday in Kalihi behind the wheel of a parked Jeep, Vanic said.
When officers ordered him out of the vehicle, he drove out of a parking stall and hit four vehicles.
“He was exiting his vehicle with a gun brandished in his hand and pointing it towards the direction of the officer,” Vanic said.
The man, whose name was not released, was struck multiple times in the upper body, Vanic said. The warrants are for charges including kidnapping, abuse of a household member and firearms offenses, Vanic said.
He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Judge tells police to release footage of shooting
HONOLULU — A judge ordered Honolulu officials to turn over unedited police body camera footage to attorneys representing the family of a South African citizen who was shot and killed by police after he entered a home that wasn’t his.
Judge Dean E. Ochiai during Tuesday’s hearing also ordered the city to turn over all incoming 911 calls in the area between 8 and 9 p.m. April 14, the night Honolulu police shot Lindani Myeni.
Myeni, 29, entered a home, sat down and took off his shoes, prompting an occupant to call 911, police said. Myeni later physically assaulted a responding officer who ended up in the hospital, police said.
The calls and full footage must be turned over by June 10, the judge ruled.
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