KEALAKEKUA — Department of Public Safety Director Nolan Espinda acknowledged his department’s mistake in releasing a pre-trial murder suspect from Hawaii Community Correctional Center four days ago.
KEALAKEKUA — Bail for murder suspect Brian Lee Smith was increased from $1.15 million to $2 million after he had been erroneously released from Hawaii Community Correctional Center.
KEALAKEKUA — Malia Lajala told police she asked Justin Waiki on Friday to turn himself in the days after he became a suspect in last week’s shooting death of Officer Bronson Kaliloa.
KEALAKEKUA — A preliminary hearing is scheduled for this afternoon for the driver of a vehicle involved in an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred last week in the areas of Keauhou and Napoopoo Road.
KEALAKEKUA — A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for this afternoon for three individuals charged in connection with a shootout Friday at South Point that left a Hawaii Police sergeant injured and suspected cop killer Justin Waiki dead.
SOUTH POINT — A days-long, islandwide manhunt culminated Friday in South Point when the Hawaii Police Department’s Special Response Team engaged in a shootout with Justin Waiki, the man wanted in the shooting death of Puna patrol officer Bronson Kaliloa earlier this week.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Island police have released the name of three people arrested following a shooting incident Friday in Ka‘u that left suspected cop killer Justin Waiki dead.
KAILUA-KONA — A Hawaii Police Department Special Response Team sergeant was shot during a shootout Friday with alleged cop killer Justin Waiki off South Point Road in Ka‘u. Waiki has been confirmed dead.