HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaii County police confirmed an officer involved shooting Saturday.
Hawaii police said the incident first began with a domestic argument between two brothers Friday night, one of which was armed with a handgun.
Officers responded to the initial altercation at 11:45 p.m. but upon their arrival, the individual with the weapon – a 30-year-old male – ran from the scene.
After completing their investigation and identifying the suspect, officers classified the incident as a first-degree terroristic threatening case.
It was also discovered the suspect had an active confirmed bench warrant for his arrest.
The suspect went the entire night without being found, until a tip came in at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Officers responded to the tip address in Keaau.
Once on the scene, they claimed to have heard noise from inside the home. After announcing themselves from outside the estate, the suspect once again ran out the back.
Police ran after him into a heavily wooded vacant neighboring property, yelling out to “stop” running and other commands.
The suspect ignored them and the chase continued through the woods.
The suspect was being chased by four officers when he finally stopped, turned, and began firing at the officers chasing him, according to police.
The officers took cover, returned fire and shot the suspect.
Police said they attempted to perform first-aid on the suspect, but he died on-scene from his injuries.
No officers or bystanders were harmed.
The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave to ensure their mental, emotional and physical health is well enough to be able to return to work.