Police sergeant ‘recovering nicely’ in Hilo

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald A police officer who was injured in a shootout at South Point is carried toward Hilo Medical Center after being medevaced late Friday afternoon.
  • This image captured from video on Facebook shows the moment Special Response Team members pull Jorge Pagan-Torres, the alleged driver of a vehicle that was carrying suspected cop killer Justin Waiki and three women in the South Point area on Friday. Police said Waiki was killed after firing shots that struck an SRT sergeant when the vehicle was being searched at a checkpoint established amid the manhunt for Waiki, who allegedly fatally shot Officer Bronson Kaliloa on Tuesday. (Photo via Facebook/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • JUSTIN JOSHUA WAIKI
  • Hawaii Police Department Photo Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa displays the plaque he was awarded for being named Puna Officer of the Year in 2014.
  • Krystle Ferreira
  • Jorge Pagan-Torres
  • Malia Lajala, F-30, of Hilo
  • In this photo released Friday, July 20, 2018, by the Hawaii Police Department is Shevylyn Klaus. Two associates of a man suspected of killing a Big Island police officer have been arrested but the shooter remained at large, authorities said Friday. The arrests were made during a manhunt prompted by the killing of Officer Bronson Kaimana Kaliloa during a traffic stop Tuesday near Hilo, police said. Police arrested Harvey Damo Jr. and Shevylyn Klaus on suspicion of theft. (Hawaii Police Department via AP)

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Police Department Special Response Team sergeant injured Friday during a shootout at South Point was “recovering nicely” in stable condition at Hilo Medical Center, police said Saturday.