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. The officers approached the vehicle as the suspect left the vehicle and fired several shots, which were believed to be a handgun.
Officer Bronson K. Kalila was shot in the neck and leg area. Other officers on the scene immediately fired back, but Waiki escaped walking in the bushes.
Highway 11 remains closed while the police are searching for the suspect.
Officer Kaliloa was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Officer Kaliloa, a 10-year veteran of the Hawai'i Police Department, leaves behind his wife and three small children.
The suspect is identified as Justin Joshua Waiki and is described as 5'11 "high, about 145 pounds, last described
Waiki is considered armed and dangerous and should not be attacked.
Waiki was Last time known from an address in Las Vegas that was searched for an excellent no-deposit
Those who receive information about their whereabouts are kindly requested to call the police at 935-3311 or those who prefer To remain anonymous, call the island-wide Crime Stopper number 961-8300.