MPD held a press conference this morning in which they released further details relating to an officer involved shooting that ended with one man dead on Wednesday evening at Keōpūolani Park in Wailuku. Police, who have yet to release the suspect’s name, say the 39-year-old man with no local address, was shot multiple times by officers.
Police say they have recovered more than 50 shell casings, nine of them fired from the suspect’s hand gun. Police say the man sustained an estimated 11 gun shot wounds that were located on various parts of his body from his legs to the top of his torso, according to Maui Police Captain David Silva, Commander of the department’s Criminal Investigative Division.
The investigation continues and Maui TV News will provide any updates that we receive.
Maui Police responded to a “suspicious activity” report called in at 8:54 p.m. at Keopuolani Park. Upon arrival three minutes later, officers an adult male and made contact.
That’s when the man drew a small caliber hand gun. He fired at officers but missed. Officers returned fire – striking the man – who died at the scene.
No other details have been released in the incident.
LAHAINA – As if yesterday wasn’t hot enough already, Maui Fire Department investigators still haven’t determined the causes of three fires that erupted within an hour of each other Thursday in West Maui.
At 10:50 a.m. fire crews responded to multiple reports of a brush fire on starting up on Kai Hele Ku Street in Launiupoko. A Lahaina ladder crew arrived at 11 a.m. and was able to contain a grass fire found burning on the north side of Kai Hele Ku Street, just below the roundabout at Haniu Street. The fire burned just over one acre of grass. The fire was called contained at 11:13 a.m., and extinguished at 12:10 p.m. The Lahaina ladder and water tanker, and a Napili engine responded to the incident. The cause was undetermined.
At 11:39 a.m., emergency dispatchers sent fire crews to the second reported brush fire at North Hakau Place in Lahaina. A Kihei engine company covering the Lahaina district while Lahaina crews were at the Launiupoko fire, arrived at 11:48 a.m. and initially thought they were facing a structure fire because of dark black smoke coming from the garage port. It was later discovered that there was a homeless encampment burning in the Kahoma stream gulch, to the rear of homes on North Hakau Place. That fire burned a 50 x 50 foot area of trash and a makeshift shelter built of wooden pallets and lumber.
At one point, it came within 20 feet of structures, melting plastic storage cans from the heat. No structure damage or injuries were reported. The fire was called contained at 12:56 p.m. and extinguished at 2:49 p.m. Two engine crews from Kihei and Napili responded to the incident. Fire investigators remained on scene determining the cause for several hours but no determination was made official.
At 11:52 a.m., fire crews were alerted to another fire in the Kahoma stream gulch on North Hopoe Place, burning two streets above the North Hakau fire. A Wailuku engine responded to that fire, along with the Lahaina engine company that was pulled out of a training class they were attending in Kahului. Before a fire engine could arrive, an off-duty firefighter was able to control the fire using fire hoses connected straight to a fire hydrant, that he retrieved from a fire crew two streets below. The Air 1 helicopter also helped to control and contain the third fire on North Hopoe Place. The Lahaina engine arrived at 12:17 p.m. and called the fire contained by 12:36 p.m., extinguished at 2:28 p.m. That fire burned a 2,000 square-foot area of brush in the Kahoma stream gulch to the rear of North Hopoe Place. No structures were damaged and no injuries reported. Fire companies from Wailuku, Napili, Lahaina, Kahului, Kihei and Wailea responded to the incidents in West Maui. Fire investigators still haven’t determined the cause of the third fire.
The Maui Police Department is requesting for the public’s assistance in locating Michael Hoe in connection of an Assault in the First Degree investigation.
At about 9:32 p.m. Saturday, July 18, Michael Hoe reportedly assaulted a man who was sitting in his rental car stopped in traffic on Hana Highway in Paia.
The victim exited his vehicle, and after a short exchange of words, the victim turned around and walked away. Just before the victim was able to leave, however, Hoe assaulted him again in the middle of the street. Hoe fled the scene prior to police arrival.
Checks for Hoe’s whereabouts have turned up negative at both his last known residence in Kahului as well as at his father’s residence in Paia.
At this time, there is an active all-points-bulletin for Hoe’s arrest.
Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Hoe can make an anonymous report to Maui Crime Stoppers at (808) 242-6966. Neighbor Island residents can call toll free at 1-888-242-6966. If Hoe is located call police at (808) 244-6400 or 911 if it is an emergency. If you have any more information regarding this case contact Detective Gordon Sagun at the Wailuku Police Station CID Office; (808) 244-6434 (Monday thru Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
Consider all wanted persons like Hoe as dangerous. Do not approach, follow or take other action that could put yourself in danger.
Currently, the intersection is a two-way stop with motorists on Papa Avenue required to stop. Once the stop signs are installed on Hina Avenue, all motorists shall be required to stop before proceeding through the intersection.
Department of Public Works crews will be installing “stop ahead” signs on Hina Avenue to help warn motorists of the new traffic pattern. Staff will also be on hand to control traffic through the intersection while work is being performed.
The conversion into an all-way stop is anticipated to be completed on Friday, prior to the start of the 2015-1016 school year when the intersection is used the most.
Drivers are reminded to follow the rules of the road when driving this intersection. If vehicles approach the intersection at the same time, right of way is to the vehicle on the right. Drivers are also reminded that they must come to a full and complete stop at all-way stops.
For more information about the project, call Kurt Watanabe at (808) 270-7745(808) 270-7745.
A Kahului man died today after the moped he was riding crashed into a Honda CRV in Kahului this morning. The deceased is 25 year-old Davin K. Ah Yen of Kahului. Maui Police say he was riding a black Vespa scooter traveling south on South Papa Street near the intersection of Maalo Street.
At around 7:19 a.m., a blue 2009 Honda CRV was traveling north on the same street, and made a left turn into a residential driveway. The moped Ah Yen was operating struck the Honda, resulting in critical injuries. He was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition. He died a short time later.
The driver of the CRV, a 23 year-old man, also from Kahului, was uninjured. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. The passenger side airbags deployed. Police say Ah Yen was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The involvement of speed, alcohol, and drugs remain under investigation.
This is Maui County’s fifth fatality for 2015 as compared to 14 at this same time last year.
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