Waipahu man fatally shot by policeUPDATED 6:25 PM HST Dec 14, 2013Video Transcript
Young. As FIRST reported on KITV-4 -- a mentally ill 43- year-old Waipahu man is dead after being shot by police. KITV4's Nana Ohkawa joins us with MORE in tonight's top story. Pamela, police responded to a dropped 9-1-1 call just after three this morning. They say when they arrived on scene they found a male standing in the back of the house holding a 12 foot metal pole with a 6 inch blade attached to the end. 1212 BANG BANG BANG THEN GET ONE SECOND AND ANOTHER BANG BANG BANG I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS FOUR OR FIVE MAYBE BUT MORE THAN THREE MAYBE 1226 Police say four officers arrived to the house on Hiapo street just after 3 a.m. A family member told them the 43-year-old victim had a mental disorder. In the backyard... Officers said they repeatedly told the victim to put the makeshift bayonet down ...but he began to advance at them making cutting motions. 107 ONE OF THE OFFICERS DEPLOYED HIS ELECTRIC GUN BUT WAS A INEFFECTIVE AND CONTINUE THE ADVANCE 115 A SECOND OFFICER SHOT MULTIPLE SHOTS FATALLY STRIKING THE MALE SEVERAL TIMES 21 304 EVERY SCENE WE TRY TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO PROTECT EVERYONE'S SAFETY310 THIS SITUATION DEVELOPED VERY RAPIDLY IN A RELATIVELY SMALL ENCLOSED SPACE 315 Arte Acob ah-cobe says he's been friends with the family who moved into the neighborhood 15 years ago. The victim, his brother and parents live in the home. 1424 THE FATHER WAS CRYING. THAT WAS AFTER THE INVESTIGATION HE SAID WHOA KILL MY SON I SAID WHO HE SAID THE COPS 36 The man was a regular sight in the neighborhood.... Sue Leong remembers him taking her trash out ... riding his bike up and down the street every day.. And opening the gate for his father. 1107 HE WAS A VERY NICE BOY YOU LOOK AT HIM YOU KNOW HE WAS HARMLESS HE WOULDN'T HURT ANYBODY VERY NICE HE WOULD SAY HELLO TO YOU AND GO BACK TO HIS PLACE 1120 Back in November police responded to a call to the house and the victim was voluntarily transported to the hospital. As standard procedure all four officers have been placed on administrative leave as the department conducts a criminal and administrative investigation.