HONOLULU (KHON2) — An independent investigation was conducted for a fatal officer-involved shooting at a gas station in Kapolei in 2019.
Honolulu police said, at the time, that they were searching for Michael Kahalehoe and Melvin Spillner, who were wanted in connection with a rash of crimes on Oahu. The two men were thought to be armed and dangerous.
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CRU officers found them at a gas station on Farrington Highway, around 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 12.
In newly released surveillance video of the incident, 24-year-old Spillner is seen putting gas into a vehicle when police show up. Spillner sees the cars driving toward them so he dropped the gas nozzle and ran. Officers chased and tackled him, eventually arresting him.
The vehicle, who Alm said was being driven by Kahalehoe, can be seen reversing, barely missing an officer then accelerating forward, between two vehicles that were blocking the path.
Officers shot at the fleeing vehicle, which came to rest in the parking lot of the station.
Kahalehoe was struck 12 times and died.
The vehicle that Kahalehoe and Spillner were in had been previously reported stolen.
A gun was recovered from the vehicle and police said that there was no serial number on the firearm.
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Kahalehoe’s cause of death was confirmed as multiple gunshot wounds.
According to the investigation, Alm said, use of deadly force was justified and no charges will be filed against the officers.