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HONOLULU — Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard says an officer shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at him.
Ballard says officers knocked on a door of apartment near Waikiki Thursday to execute a drug search warrant. One of the occupants opened the door and officers then broke down a locked bedroom door.
Police say a man in the bedroom had a handgun and officers ordered him to drop the weapon. Ballard says the man pointed it an officer, who fired three or four rounds from a rifle.
The 55-year-old man was taken to a hospital where he died. The medical examiner’s office says identification is pending.
The officer is a 13-year department veteran now on administrative leave.
Two other men in the unit were arrested on drug charges.
good shooting…….idiots never learn…
Cops are shooting rifles inside homes now?
I know cops are not very knowledgeable about firearms, but the added velocity of a rifle greatly increases the chances of the bullets passing through multiple walls and hitting bystanders.
BI police I know just blaze away, so who cares where stray or over-penetrating shots go?
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