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.
Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard is hoping to achieve a force that is half female.