Officers shoot car thief in Pearl City neighborhoodUPDATED 7:27 PM HST Aug 06, 2014Video Transcript
Guns shots rang out in a Pearl City neighborhood.. startling residents. Honolulu police officers killed a car thief suspect--- It's the 2nd officer involved fatal shooting in less than a week. 0-05 12-16 33-38 This was the scene shortly after officers fired 7 shots around 2:30 this morning. Police covered the dead suspect's body while they investigated the scene for hours. LOUIS KEALOHA- HPD CHIEF OF POLICE 05:30 OUR GOAL IS NEVER TO USE LETHAL FORCE.. BUT SOMETIMES WE'RE PUT IN SIUATIONS WHERE WE HAVE TO USE LETHAL FORCE," :40 Neighbors woke up to gunshots and a loud crash. One resident says the shooting happened near a place they've been wary of for a while. ROBERT LEUNG - 34:37 EVERYDAY BUYS COME BUY DRUGS POLICE COME BUT THEY DON'T DO ANYTHING," :45 KEALOHA - 03:51 OFFICERS WERE ON PATROL.. WHEN THEY CAME UPON THE CAR, THEY HAD COMPLAINTS THE HOUSE WAS A POSSIBLE DRUG HOUSE 03:58 While on patrol near the house on Komo Mai Drive, Police say they noticed and approached a stolen Honda Accord, but the male suspect drove it into one officer's vehicle.. and tried to strike the officer again. 04:46 WHENEVER OUR OFFICERS LIVES IN DANGER.. .OR COMMUNITY IN DANGER THEN CAN USE LETHAL FORCE..:59 Just last week, another HPD officer shot and killed a driver in Waikiki who ignored police commands and tried to flee. Police Chief Louis Kealoha is aware of some community members questioning the use of lethal force, and explained why officers are trained to target the threat, and NOT the car itself. 06:52 shoOTING AT TIRES LEAVES LARGE MARGIN OF ERROR THAT'S WHY WE HAVE TO SHOOT AT CENTER MASS TO STOP THE THREAT," Police say the 52 year old suspect has 22 convictions... Including 10 felonies. A female passenger in the car was arrested on suspicion of breaking into a car. She only suffered minor injuries according to police.