Law enforcement agent dies after accidental shooting on Maui

HONOLULU — A special agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives died last month after being accidentally shot at a Hawaii police station.

In a joint statement, the Maui Police Department and the ATF said Special Agent John Bost III died on July 28 after being wounded by a rifle that was accidentally fired at a police office in Kihei, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday.

Bost had been assigned to Maui since 2015. He had been a special agent with the ATF since 2005 and was a police officer in North Carolina before that.

Local and federal officials will continue to investigate the death.

Messages from The Associated Press to the Maui Police Department and ATF seeking additional details were not immediately returned Tuesday.

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