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HPD explained why officers shot and killed a man in Kailua who had walked away from a work furlough facility.
Tenari Maafala left the Honolulu Police Department in 2018 after he was moved to another assignment by the new police chief.
Sefo Fatai, an auto mechanic, spent nearly three years in jail awaiting trial. He was never convicted.
One man was fatally shot in Kalihi after a long crosstown pursuit. Police said the second man was wielding a knife when he was shot at Campbell Industrial Park.
This was the second fatal officer-involved shooting in less than 24 hours on Oahu.
The incident was triggered by police receiving reports of suspects wearing ski masks in a Sam’s Club parking lot.
Update: A 23-year-0ld man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Sefo Fatai says a woman he thought would give him money to pay off a debt to his boss handed him meth instead, plunging him into an eight-year ordeal fighting the criminal justice system.
Honolulu police officers shot about 20 rounds at the 30-year-old man as he was driving his car toward them, the Honolulu police chief said.