Officer shoots, kills man during Honolulu drug arrests

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.

  1. paul September 22, 2018 10:34 am

    good shooting…….idiots never learn…

  2. Du Mhan Yhu September 22, 2018 6:09 pm

    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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