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Marshall M.K. Langford

By Wendy Osher

*** An update has since been posted at the following direct LINK. (Last updated: 1:38 p.m. 5/23/12)

An investigation continues, the day after a deadly shooting on Maui.

The deceased has since been identified as 31-year-old Marshall M.K. Langford of Wailuku.

Last night, county officials also confirmed that a second suspect involved in the incident turned himself in to Maui police.

The 28-year-old suspect in the Unauthorized Control of a Propelled Vehicle incident, and the subject of a police department’s search, turned himself in to police at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police described the second suspect as a 28 year old male from Wailuku. He is presently being held at the Wailuku Police Station as the investigation continues.

The suspect currently in custody has not been charged, according to police. The MPD has 48 hours to charge him with anything, so technically they have until tomorrow, according to authorities.

Authorities say Langford, who was shot in the parking lot of the Mana Kai Maui Resort, suffered fatal injuries in the incident.

Officers had responded to the scene for a report of a stolen vehicle parked at the location.

The 2010 blue Chevy Impala four-door sedan was reported stolen on Saturday, and was last seen a week earlier on May 7, at the Alamo car rental baseyard near the Kahului Airport.

Photo 5/22/12, Mana Kai Maui Resort shooting incident. Photo by Wendy Osher.

When officers arrived, authorities say they found Langford in the vehicle. Police say the suspect attempted to flee the scene, and while doing so, allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at an officer. The officer responded, police say, by firing his weapon.

When asked if a weapon had been recovered, police this afternoon said that remains under investigation.

According to MPD acting PIO Officer Tanya Dods, the recovery of a weapon remains under investigation. Acting Capt. Peter Delima, said police are still executing a warrant to get into the vehicle used in the incident.

The police officer involved in the shooting is an 18-year veteran of the Maui Police Department, assigned to Kihei Patrol. County officials say he is on administrative leave pending an investigation as part of standard procedure.

Langford had 18 prior convictions according to the state’s criminal justice center records.

The list includes felony convictions in 2006 for unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.  The case resulted in a five year prison sentence, handed down in November of that year.

In September of 2005, there were records of convictions against Langford for promotion of a dangerous drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle, and theft.

The investigation into Tuesday’s fatal shooting is ongoing.

***We will continue to post updates as they become available. Please check back.

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  • DontDoDrugs

    18 time loser!!  Should have left him in prison!!  Those that feel bad for his friends & family should realize that his friends and family should have done their part years ago.  That may have prevented this.  Don’t palce any blame on MPD!

    • usoskeeper

      dont do drugs hope and pray you never have a family member on drugs. Its not always the families fault. I dont think because you do bad things you deserve to die. pretty harsh. 

      • DontDoDrugs

        “Bad things” like stealing cars, trying to hit a cop with the stolen car, and pulling a gun on a cop??  Or, just doing drugs??  Big difference!!  It was his choice, he paid the price.  Granted it may not be the families fault.

        • usoskeeper

          no gun. stealing and doing drugs. yes its bad its against the law… but should we shoot everyone for these crimes. and I stick by my story there was NO GUN

          • Bemygueest

             How do you even know there was no gun??? of course there was a gun, besides, I much rather believe a LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER than some angry pipe burning monkeys who are just gonna side with a “well” known criminal.

            Unless you were the responding Officer, YOU CAN NOT, AND SHOULD NOT say there was no gun.

          • bestr8

             Agreed!!!  To say there was no gun were you prev in the sam vehicle andd aiding in this case? 

  • justwondering

    How long does it take for MPD to release the words “A GUN WAS RECOVERED AT THE SCENCE “? I don’t think it takes a whole lot of investigation to determine that they recovered the alleged gun that Langford supposedly drew on the officer. And yes I do realize that Marshall Langford put himself in this position and crime does not pay, but I have seen citizens who were not in this walk of life get screwed by MPD and their so call MPD code of conduct.  Yes they are there to protect us, but I truly believe that MPD would cover up their mistakes to protect themselves.

    • No Can

      Scene, not “scence.” And MPD cannot talk about what they found in the stolen vehicle until they PROCESS everything they found in the stolen vehicle. Everything in there is evidence, even the car itself. You watch too much CSI if you think all this stuff is done in an hour.

      • justwondering

        Thanks for proof reading. I don’t watch CSI.  Who are you to say what I watch? Do I not have the right to ask? Just wondering?

    • think…..

      I think that even if a police officer was to think that the person was pulling out a gun he has to do what he is trained to do which is protect himself and any innocent bystanders. So even if there was no actually gun its the fact that the officer may have though that he was going to pull out a gun so therefore he had to proceed with safety precautions and its sad that it lead to a death of a person. But if you go your whole life making bad choices then the outcome of your life will not be good!

      • Baby Marie

        I totally agree with what you’re saying but did it have to be fatal shots. Don’t you think the officer could have shot him just to wound him and take him down being that he’s a trained officer. All I’m saying is if the MPD is trained to react by shooting someone in most situations then they should do it in a manner where people don’t die.

        • Josiah

           You been watching too many movies.

    • Anonymous

      How about waiting until the investigation is complete before passing judgement?  Secondly, if you have a prior incident where you feel like YOU were “screwed” by MPD, feel free to elaborate.  Otherwise, that was then and this is now!  Great job by MPD in an unfortunate incident.

      • justwondering

        Sorry if you feel that I am judging our MPD department. I’m am not juding them in regards to this incident.  It is sad and very unfortunate that someone life was taken and that someone had to kill. Thank for offering to elaborate on my pass misfortunes with MPD, cases that should have and could have been prosecuted had no outcome. Reason? Misplaced file, finally found file, to much time has lapse we are unable to obtain evidence we need to prosecute. I don’t think elaborating will ameliorate my case. Thanks 

    • usoskeeper

      there was NO GUN

      • kapena

         Yet, no gun yet. This is not a TV show, real life may take longer.

      • DontDoDrugs

        And you know this how??

        • usoskeeper

          guess when the truth comes out we will see.

    • mauigirl808

      If you are really wondering, go to Marcus Langford on facebook, look at his pictures and see for yourself…

    • kapena

       Sounds like it’s not about Marshall but more about you? Processing evidence takes time, so why do the cops have to answer to you. In the end, the truth is hard to cover up.  The story is more about choices, or in this case, bad choices. 

      1. In a stolen car. Come on, how many locals have a late model Chevy Impala? 
      2. I am sure he wasn’t staying at the Mana Kai. What was his friend doing there?
      3. If he had a firearm, what was a felon doing possessing one?
      4. What gave him the idea to point it at a police officer, or anyone else for that matter?
      5. Why try run?

      Bad choices, so no try make it about the cops.

    • Wonderyourownorientation

       You are just full of cr@p. MPD does not have to release ANY details until the investigation is COMPLETED. You are just another tree huger who believes in this “pro-criminal” society, just like legalizing marijuana.

  • Jonah

    Langford was given a golden opportunity with Maui Drug Court to turn his life around which HE CHOSE to blow off. Langford CHOSE to be a drug addict and career criminal…play with fire and you might get burned…and he did. As far as his brother Marcus is concerned, he was convicted of multiple car break-ins in 2007 and a DUI in 2010. Not as impressive a record as his now deceased brother but hey, he is 4 years younger; give him time. Marcus also boasts on his FB page he is a graduate of MCCC where he studied crime skills and his career is in herbal medication distribution. Sounds like he’s just as pilau as his DOA brother.

    • usoskeeper

      Jonah are you a police officer?  

      • DontDoDrugs

        Jonah’s comment sounds intelligent and reasonable.  What difference does it make if he is a cop, or not??

      • Bytch96792

        He must be…..

    • Jonahkekona

      Eh braddah, leave the family out of it. No talk if u don’t know the facts!

    • Anonymous

      Drug Court is for Quitters!

      • Josiah

         Nobody like a quitter!

    • EMA

      You are quick to talk about somebody elses demons Jonah. Why not tell us something bout you? Come on and put all your shit on the table!! Do it!! Or give me your real name and I’ll dig it up for you if you’re too weak to bring it out. Come on!! Because at least they real about it. They not hiding and pretending that they perfect and don’t make mistakes or bad choices. It ain’t like they tried to pretend to be innocent. Like you! No in fact it’s basically out there on the table for you to see. And yet you wanna repeat what they already said? Tell us something we don’t know, and then talk about yourself . BE REAL!

  • justwondering

    This is to DontDoDrugs/According to the state’s criminal justice center records it states the Langford has been in the system since 2005 which would have made him 24 years old. He was now 31 years old. Thats 7 years in the system. Do you actually know how much his family did to try to help him? No one knows!  Who are you to judge his family. When you have someone who suffers from addiction,  it does not matter how much you try to help or do for them, it comes down to the individual themselves wanting to change their life style. It gets to the point where you need to let it go and let it take its course and hope and pray that it does not end in death. He was a grown man and knew right from wrong, but choose to live the way he lived. Don’t bash the family or friends that greive for him, they just lost a family member. His family is hurting right now and this is only human nature that one would hurt. Everyone handles death differently,especially a death that happens this way.

    • Xnxx

      we have every right to judge him from the minute he decided to put my friends and family on maui roads in danger.. after 18 convictions, hes earned the right to be judged by his peers. so stop looking for sympathy from others, you only get so many chances and his stopped 17 convictions ago. he got what was comming to him and now my family dosnt have to worry about lazy a&s thugs stealing there hard earned money.

      • Anonymous

        Still gotta worry… Many more of these scum bag, cancer of society, waste of human skin out there.

    • Bytch96792

      No one can change anyone…the only one can change they are their selfs …

  • Justsaying

    Thank God for Maui PD!  This was a great day for our heros in blue!  It makes me mad to see the negative posts about our Police Officers.  Maui PD deserves our congratulations.  This was a very bad guy!  Trust me.  We are all safer now and we have MPD to thank. 

    • Stephanie

      Oh yes lets just all say thanks to MPD… Not going to come from my mouth EVER!!!! Lets thank the officers who turn a blind eye on a child being abused, a child sexually assaulted by an officer… How about the officer who took the dope from the user for his own use… or the officer who incompletely did his report leaving out details of the event… Oh yeah lets all just thank them… HELL NO!!!!! We all as humans make choices everyday.. that does not mean that everyone who has ever made a bad choice or lived a life not so right by society standards needs to die..  Let me ask you this… If it had been your child, sibling, or parent would you feel it right for them to die? Would you feel it right and just for others in your community to hold you as the family member accountable for their actions?  How about to trash talk and bash your now gone family member in a way such as this?
      It is terrible what happened by any standards. However to call MPD hero’s Come on……..

      • haveAheart

        I agree with everything you said

        • Stephanie

           the truth will always come to the light… all to often, assumptions are made with out fact. thank you for agreeing. I guess this community has a hard road ahead. We as members of the community( no matter who we are) will have to learn to stand up for injustice in our community. And that means even if the person causing the injustice is a police officer or any other  person of authority.

      • Bytch96792

        YOU GO AND TELL UM…..THATS A TRUE FACT!!

      • Josiah

         No prob Steph, next time some ice head is robbing you, next time your husband is beating you, next time some drunk crashes into you, don’t call MPD, call a thug like this dead pos. Personally, I don’t want your thanks, and I don’t need your thanks. Yeah sure, there’s some lazy brokes out there that don’t do shit, but that’s because they’re burned out after years of dealing with a-holes like you. I love my job and I do it enthusiastically, because there’s not much that gives me more satisfaction than taking some scumbag felon off the streets. So again, no thanks needed…Cause we both know who you’re gonna call next time you need help.

        • Anonymous

          So…. Are you a cop?…

          • Josiah

             As soon as I get out of prison I’m gonna apply. There’s openings right?

          • Anonymous

        • Stephanie

           apparently what I have said has offended you… Thats to bad, I guess you forgot where you left your big boy pants, and have instead began your tantrum.  What I have said we not an attack on your personally… or  was it? Sure seems to me that you have taken it personal.  I wonder if that is because you are as corrupt and twisted as the police officer that day!

          • Josiah

             You didn’t offend me. If you’re afraid of the police, if you feel you’ve been wronged by the police, it’s most likely because you’re a criminal. Most criminals are stupid. I don’t get mad at people like you for being stupid. You were born that way, I actually feel sorry for you. Mosi Langford was stupid, and now he’s dead. Anyone that gets on here and says he was a good person, or says he didn’t deserve to die, is stupid or ignorant. I was just saying, I don’t need your thanks, cause I know, even criminals like you call the police when they need help. Your welcome.

          • Stephanie

             some tough guy you… making innuendos and hiding behind your computer.. I would love to see you stand before those who loved him and knew him on a different level and say the rubbish you flow out on the internet.  looks to me you are just another rubbish talker talking about a person you only judge from a negative point of view.  Being “caught” by some idiot in  uniform doesnt make that a crime, only a judge can make that call.  As for his convictions.. well, he did what he did..If you are soooooo wonderful and think you are sooo right, why not use your real name so people know who you are? A righteous man doesn’t hide.

          • Stephanie

             you should be so proud of yourself “josiah”. You use this name on this issue but on another your name was different. “Lambert Kong” was used before by you.  why hide behind those you judge? 

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/CGNIRMBRFC7KVMS5Q2P4YEM4NU Maui

          u no wat i have been beat down and u no wat wen we called for help there  was no fag a$$  heros in blue i was left bleeding from head to toe i had to help my self so no make like u guys care

      • Ema

        If I could click like more than once I would have done it for your reply/ comment. I totally agree!!

    • co3

      MPD to thank, but ummm..an 18 yr veteren of MPD just got ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED SEX ASSAULT on a MINOR!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CGNIRMBRFC7KVMS5Q2P4YEM4NU Maui

      mpd is not as good as u think most of them is as bad as or worse then langford

  • usoskeeper

    There was no Gun. 

  • Jonah

    Just a law abiding, tax paying citizen who’s sick and tired of seeing criminals and low-lifes made out to be victims. He had a chance to turn his life around, he chose not to, he hurt people, he died…case closed.

    • Jonahkekona

      Jonah, you heartless son of a B!@#h! 

    • Gern Blanston

      Yup.  This is why there are no old people like Langford.

      It’s simply not a survivable behavior.

    • Mahoechevylee

      I bet u ain’t Hawaiian n if u say u r…….i no yur lying!why hide behind yur fake name!WHO CARES U PAY TAXES N A LAW ABIDING CITIZEN….ITS CLEAR TO ME THAT YOUR A TYPE OF PERSON THAT WOULDN’T SAVE ANYONE’S LIFE BUT YOURSELF…..IF U WERE PLACED IN THAT POSITION!
      CASED CLOSED!SHALLOW HAL

    • Ema

      Aren’t u the one who was 20 feet away from the incident?

  • mauigirl808

    You should go look at his facebook page under Marcus Langford, and look at the pictures.  It tells you everything you need to know.  No kidding.  Still, my condolences to the family for their loss.  Grateful no Maui police officer lost their life just because they showed up at work Tuesday and got that call…

    • Native753

      Oh ya? what do think about the cop that got arrested then released today for sexually assaulting a 15 year old girl right here in kihei? or the countless others that blackmail normal people, just like you… for sexual favors and get away with it? Before you tell people to look at another persons page intending to have them judged, make sure you post the right name.

      • Anonymous

        Tomato, toe-ma-toe…

      • Josiah

         Wait, a cop got arrested. But I thought they just covered up all of their criminal wrongdoings…you know, cause they’re so corrupt.

    • Ema

      Marcus is the brother, you incompetent fool! See now how do you like it when people judge you on your mistakes? Not so great huh?

      • mauigirl808

        I don’t feel bad at all.  But has the brother looked at his pictures, looked at himself, and realized this is where this behavior gets you? Now his brother is dead, and you can’t bring him back…but you can’t make up excuses for their behavior, either, and say they weren’t heading for all the trouble they’ve now got.  Hopefully, one of you well meaning friends and ohana can save his brother from the same fate. And don’t blame MPD.  Take a good look at Marcus’ photos and do what ever you have to do to make sure he turns his life around.  All I see when I look at those photos is a world of pain and hurt, aside from anger and disrespect.  It’s no wonder this all went down.  But you still have a chance to save the brother, because too late happens.  I am sorry for the family’s loss, and I am still grateful that no police officer lost their life that day, either.  

  • Minaafoa

    It is sad that this has happened..Marshall  is my nephew, and yes his life took a wrong turn..but for all of you to be judge and jury and blast him like this is very disturbing..for those of you who feel the need to criticize and judge him..let me ask you this..you have never done anything wrong in your life..if you are without sin..then by all means be the first to throw the stone and judge..I don’t honestly feel that this warranted his death..for those of you who find it the only thing in your life that you seem to be able to make so many comments..you better hope and pray that your life don’t take a wrong turn..Marshall has paid for sins with his life..there are more worst criminals than Marcus in this world..maybe you might be one..who knows, I for one will not judge you..God BLESS YOU ALL. 

    • Xnxx

      we have every right to judge him from the minute he decided to put my friends and family on maui roads in danger.. after 18 convictions, hes earned the right to be judged by his peers. so stop looking for sympathy from others, you only get so many chances and his stopped 17 convictions ago. he got what was comming to him and now my family dosnt have to worry about lazy a&s thugs stealing there hard earned money.

  • usoskeeper

    mauigirl… that facebook is not the guy who dieds fb. it his brothers. 

  • MauiResiiDent

    First of all police should have protocals and try to avoiid takiing liives iin such a horriible way ,maui poliice have a bad record on shootiings…ii can see he had records but everyone makes m iistakes he had records for stealiing,drugs but nothiiing on abuse or assault so come on babylon be truthful he wasnt a threat …And as for the gun iits only hear say iit was not found…Thiis man has a famiily,kiids&friiends that love hiim and ii honestly thiink thiings could have been handled diifrently…OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND MAY THEY FIND JUSTICE…

    • Gern Blanston

      Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. 

      It would appear that this 18-time loser has already received justice.

    • Dave

       MPD has a bad record on shootings? Been on Maui my whole life (40 years), and there has never been a bad shooting in that time. Unless you’re counting every shooting now days, cause some idiot that doesn’t know what they’re talking about and wasn’t there says it was bad. And don’t give that crap about MPD covering it up. When MPD cops do bad, they get investigated by MPD, and busted by MPD. Had that guy in Lahaina a few years ago that kidnapped that Mexican girl, had the female officer that was doing dope, stealing, and messing with evidence, had the two guys in Lahaina that stole money from some doper chick. All investigated by MPD and busted by MPD. So please don’t play that card.

      • justiceplease

        any small town or islands police force is usually corrupt in such a way you could be there 40 yrs and not know. 

      • Mahoechevylee

        Oh my yes there has been sir!IM 38 years old,heard it all on news and newspapers

        • Josiah

          Give us an example please.

    • bestr8

      Condolences do go to the family!  People plz dont bring Ohana into the picture.  It could highly be that his family raised him well and taught values and principles and right from wrong.
      BUT…
      Are you a Cop?  Do you really know what their protocol would be?  I think this officer did a fine job!  A moving vehicle is a weapon and deadly at that.  If not so, people would never die in car accidents.  I am not judging a deceased party.  Let the man rest—   But MauiResiiDent… I can tell you’re not an officer so you have no place to say it was not found.  Even if your were his buddy riding in the car with him you would not know.  Unless you were feeling him up? or doing body checks?
      There is no different way–  you take out any immediate threat to self / and innocent by standers!  He should have never created a situation to risk so many lives!!!  That is the bottom line.  Now if you almost got hit by this vehicle OR child for that matter OR almost ran off the road by him OR in the area and in anyway your life be compromised due to someone selfish decisions–  you would not be singing your same banjo song!!!

  • Gern Blanston

    The good guy went home to his loving family, the bad guy went home in a box.

    Sounds like a win-win situation to me.

    • Mahoechevylee

      Another SHALLOW HAL!Ha’Ole:no breath,no life

    • UaPa

      You are insensitive person… This man, even with his bad record had a loving church going family. I grew up with them and attended church with Mose and his family as a child… Please try and remember that although someone’s life may be full of bad choices it does not warrant bashing and hating words that his family has to see… They are hurting as it is right now and they deserve the right to mourn the loss of their son, brother, husband, father and friend. So please people be mindful of the other people that this is affecting. Please show what true ALOHA is… God bless and my sympathy to his family and friends.

  • Truth Teller

    Funny that his brother Marcus has pulled his photos from facebook or someone flagged them.  You know the photos of him with the illegal shot gun and 9mm, $2000 in cash, marijuana, “eff the law” tattoo etc.  The photos his family members commented on months ago and didn’t find anything wrong with.

    If that punk pointed a gun at me I shoot him no matter how nice of guy he was if you “really knew him”.

    Marcus needs to be arrested and put in jail if he can’t explain where he got the illegal guns he’s holding in the photos.  That is, if the family loves him, they’d turn him in.  Seems all I read online is the family confirming that they are with him and are looking out for him…..cause they know he’s got dangerous potential and has a previous record like his bro Mosi.

    Bye Marcus, go back to jail….for a very very very very long time.

    MPD?  Hello?  Need proof still?

    • nogun

      truthteller u wouldnt say shit to any of them u would hide behind ur computer u punk. 

      • usoskeeper

        besides those were props for a movie!

        • Anonymous

          Which were stolen from where?…

    • TruthTeller

      I think nogun just proved why you don’t say these things to people’s faces.  They might shoot you for disagreeing with them about whether Mosi should have been shot or not.

      Btw, how would you feel if you knew someone robbed at gunpoint by Mosi?
      Compassion?  Not

      • nogun

        REALLY?who did he rob gunpoint? and how do u know he had a gun? did he have some assualt charges attempted murders? violent crimes???

      • Ema

        Your opinion/ judgments are not valid “truth teller”. The One who is the Judge of all Judges, will Judge you one day. I wonder if it will be in the same manner as you Judge these people, with no compassion. The only difference would be that His Judgement is Valid.

        • Josiah

           Mosi has now been judged by God and man. He now burns in hell.

    • Mahoechevylee

      U CANY JUDGE MARCUS HOW U KNOW IF THATS REAL GUNS.STOP FEEDING INTO THIS!ARE YOU A COP?I DONT THINK SO CAUSE COPS WOULDN’T BE ON HERE!
      DO YOU KNOW HIM?NOOOO,SO SHUT YOUR MOUTH!

      • Josiah

         I can judge Marcus. He’s a pos just like his brother.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CLVJPAHHSHQUUNI6NWDXTODZ6Y Myra

      Okay soooo you know them right ? Wooow, how selfish and self centered can you be ? Instead of worrying about someone that isnt even related to you why don’t you go work on your social skills. Quit being a creeper on Facebook & go do something productive with your life. Who are you to judge ? No One so dont sit here and act like you’re God cause you’re not. When it’s your day for judgement you don’t want God bringing up the time where you all you did was critisize people’s life stlye. Leave it alone &’ get out of here.

  • Anonymous

    Compared to mainland police MPD is really well run and good at weeding out their own wrongdoing, if you go by this guys history it’s obvious that he brought this on himself, live by the sword, die by the sword I guess…..sad.

  • Justsaying

    Is anyone troubled by the press calling this animal a victim??? He was a criminal in a stolen car whom tried to rob women and children with a shotgun! Thank God for MPD!

    • Gern Blanston

      Yeah, that’s quite the typo.

      The victim is the one that went home to his family.  The bad guy is the one that assumed room temperature.

      • Josiah

         They changed it from “victim”, to “deceased”. Thank you Maui Now.

    • Citizen Maui

      Can you please forward me the information where you got Langford as having a shotgun and robbing  women and children?! Let’s stick to the facts on his criminal history. Yes, he was addicted to drugs. Yes, he went to prison. Yes he was a car thief. I could be wrong. I’m just going on the evidence I have read online. I saw no violence in his crimes. I didn’t see a car jacking. Just car theft. That’s different. He was a passive car thief.

      • Anonymous

        Passively pointing a gun at a cop…

    • Mahoechevylee

      Lies lies your mouth full of lies!

  • Alohaflorian

    The newspaper has more on this unfortunate incident. You know the folks who actually take the time to investigate the whole story will have a lot more on this whole thing in tomorrow morning’s paper. That should be interesting reading — before lambasting the MPD, they do their homework on this type of stuff before “reporting” half-baked inuendos.

    • Reinstated Hawaiian Nation

      Florian, you are right on track, my friend. Why all the hate for MPD on this site? Because the mainlanders who run this site don’t get it. Native Hawaiians figured out this sham a long time ago — the money generated by all the sensationalism, blown-out-of-proportion reporting here is all flowing right back to where these bozos came from. Maui, beware. It is a wonder the MPD gives these folks any information — something that will most likely stop soon, I’m sure.

    • ck808

      All of you talking bad about marshal langford should keep your commenys to yourself he was a good person he has a son seriously dont u guyd have hearts

      • Gern Blanston

        Are you high?  You expect us to think that the deceased perp was “a good person” in spite of 18 criminal convictions with a criminal history ranging from felony crystal meth to felony theft to felony breaking into cars, not to mention the fact that he tried to run over multiple innocent police officers with the felony stolen car he was driving, felon in possession of a firearm, and then pulled a gun on the police.  I think attempted murder is still illegal in Hawaii.

        Just because you liked him, doesn’t change the fact that he was a pimple on the okole of society, and he got righteously popped.

        • Anonymous

          I put my money on “He’s High”.

        • Mahoechevylee

          IM NOT HIGH…..U DOUCHE R U?

          • Josiah

             I know you are but what am I, lol. Real mature and intelligent.

    • Ema

      Uh yeah did u read that the 18 year MPD veteran was arrested for sexually assaulting a 15 year old girl? Oh and they have not yet said if they found the gun that Langford supposivley pulled on the cop. Apparently they needed execute a warrant to search the vehicle that was stolen, that Langford was shot in. Ha! So he pulled a gun the cop shot him and what the gun wasn’t laying right there on the floor or seat when he took a bullet to his head? And if you can see gun that is enough probable cause to search the vehicle, yet they waiting on a warrant? Enough excuses and living to the public! If you F’d up then just admit it. Don’t drive us around the bulls arse. Just gives the straight and correct answer.

  • SMauiRes

    Not sure how the gun could still be ‘under investigation’. Either they found a gun or they didn’t. Hope they can clear that up quickly so suspicions about MPD don’t get out of control

  • Bytch96792

    Uso i agree with you…maui pokice just likes to shoot people.. this aint the first person they killed….i wonder how they would feel i soneone shot their children or relative…. maui police how do you folks feel just to take a life like that?????? R.I.P Marshall…..

    • Gern Blanston

      Most of society realizes that the word “parent” is a VERB.

      We raise our children with the specific goal of having them not end up as worm food with 18 criminal convictions.  We make life choices and invest ourselves in our children to achieve this goal.

      We don’t just poop out kids in between Heinekens, let them run wild for 18 years, and then TALK about how much we “loved” them when they get killed committing violent felonies against our neighbors.

      • Anonymous

        End the perpetual cycle.

        • Josiah

           Retroactive abortion

  • Lila Langford-Afoa

    First and foremost, 
    All who commented on this story all have families and endure trials and tribulations like the next person. As you all blatantly comment on my relatives life as it has already been lived and as he lies in DEAD already as if we ARE ALL NOT HUMAN. Remember this as you are reciting your ugly traits of “FREEDOM of SPEECH,” We only have one LIFE to live, and what we choose or how we choose to live it solely based upon the person who holds it. But in ALL do respect DEATH is DEATH. It HURTS when it happens to ALL human beings regardless if their lives were lived positively or negatively. My relative is gone and will never be forgotten through our hearts, but through this time of grieving I hope ALL this tit for tat that is mostly catty **** is put to a minimum. Quite frankly my family and I can give a **** what you think on this situation. I just want to hear that my relatives’ body is put to rest so he can finally start living the life that we all dream of living outside these earthly bodies.  Remember EVERYONE has skeletons in their closets, NO ONE is PERFECT, and ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE HIM.  So for the sake of my family in this mourning time, I would appreciate it if you keep your asinine comments to a minimum. Because the MORAL of this whole story is a LIFE was LOST. Meaning your comments towards him isn’t feasible anymore. As you go back and forth, battling yourselves with your own opinions on this post, my RELATIVE is laughing at your SUCKA FREE UNPRODUCTIVE LIVES.  
    II MY LANGFORD AIGA: DUST IT OFF AND I LOVE YOU ALL AND MISS YOU ALL! ONE LOVE! BET.

    FERILA “LIL” LANGFORD-AFOA
     

    • usoskeeper

      nicely said

  • Honestykaulia

    MURDERERS!!!!!

    • No Can

      So let’s all get something straight here. I don’t think anyone here, no matter what they’re saying, thinks this guy DESERVED to die. Everyone has a member of their family who probably isn’t doing well, addicted to drugs, went to jail, etc etc. You still love members of your family like that and would cry your hearts out if they were killed.

      BUT . . . what people are getting angry about (myself included) are the people yelling stuff like “MURDER” and “THERE WAS NO GUN” and “POLICE SHOT HIM FOR NO REASON!!!”

      C’mon, let’s get real. I’ve been working with law enforcement for years (no I’m not a cop) and I’m telling  you, the cops don’t have to lie about him having a gun because they already could have shot him for trying to drive the car away. Do you know how close the officer was? He was pounding on the window telling Langford to get out of the car. Bruddah was sleeping and instead of getting out he jumped in the drivers seat and tried to drive away.

      At that point the cops could have shot him and said he was endangering others by driving recklessly. But no, the officer kept yelling at him and telling him to get out. At some point he panicked and pulled the gun out of the glove compartment and pointed it at the cop. What would you do? I KNOW for a fact this officer did NOT want to shot anybody. Not. At. All. But there’s a gun in your face. What do you do? This officer doesn’t want to shoot this guy but he doesn’t want to die either so he fires. The guy in the car dies. It’s not a happy ending but I think most of us would have made the same decision. I know I would. Not because I think Langford deserved to die but because I want to live. The fact is if this guy was JUST driving recklessly and trying to get away the cops might have done something else. Block him in, chase him with their patrol cars, etc. But he pulled out a gun. People can deny it all they want but he did. Was it his gun? Who knows, but it was there and he grabbed it and he pointed it. 

      I’m sorry, really really really sorry for the Langford family. He did not deserve to die. But he didn’t leave that officer with any choice. I pray for peace for both families and I invite everyone on this website to join me. Aloha.

      • Mahoechevylee

        I hear u but mana Ka’i parking lot?he didn’t make it that far….AND SHOTS AT HIM!come on,yur RIDICULOUS!YOUR NOT A COP RITE MY GUESS IS YOUR A JUDGE!that’s what u sound like.IF YOUR NOT THEN WHAT ARE U?JUST WANNA KNOW

      • Mahoechevylee

        I hear u but mana Ka’i parking lot?he didn’t make it that far….AND SHOTS AT HIM!come on,yur RIDICULOUS!YOUR NOT A COP RITE MY GUESS IS YOUR A JUDGE!that’s what u sound like.IF YOUR NOT THEN WHAT ARE U?JUST WANNA KNOW

  • usoskeeper

    u forgot… and he didnt have a gun! and they shot him in the head even though his car was at a complete stop. oh yeah and he didnt have a gun

    • Gern Blanston

      The only question I have, is…did he have a gun? Lol.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, just keep repeating it and eventually it becomes reality right? And when its revealed that there is a gun then you can start with the “Da Crooked Cops Wen Plant Da Gun”.

      • Josiah

        The truth will come out and all the MPD haters will become suddenly quiet. Just remember, there’s no honor among thieves.

        • Gern Blanston

          Yup.  His accomplice ran away and left him like the COWARD he is, and only turned himself in because it was safer for him inside the jail than outside.

      • Mahoechevylee

        No if there is NO GUN I WOULD SAY……SUE THE STATE FOR MURDER!

    • MauiGuy43

      I also find it interesting that the Maui police didn’t recover a gun. It would follow that, in the presence of a lethal weapon, the FIRST thing the officer team would do would be to ensure that they were out of danger: take down the suspect and get the gun.  If Langford had  brandished a weapon, then was fired upon and killed, wouldn’t the gun be in his grasp? Fallen down on the floor board, or easily within the sight in the glove compartment, in the seat, or on the floor? How could he have hidden the weapon if he got shot in the head a few seconds after he brandished it? These are things that make me wonder if we’re hearing the whole story.

      So the rental car is now a “no touch” zone until a search warrant is processed? I’m not an armchair CSI, but you’d figure that since the crime (pulling a gun on anyone, especially an officer) took place inside the vehicle, they’d have every right to enter and retrieve whatever evidence necessary. (Add to that it was a stolen vehicle.)  Once a felony pursuit is in play, the police then have the right to enter anywhere the suspect is. What need for a warrant? It is recovered stolen property. It is the crime scene. 

      I hope they just don’t “find” an unregistered weapon with no prints tomorrow.  I do hope the MPD has  iron clad evidence for my own sanity. Frankly, I’m a bit scared. I know Langford was doing bad stuff, but if the MPD is not held to legal standards, we’re all in trouble. The motive for my comments has nothing to do with this man. I don’t know him or any of his family. 

      My comments have everything to do with protecting the civil rights of the citizens of this island. Lots of eyes will be upon the MPD, the Mayor’s office, and how the press reveals information to the pubic.  As a concerned citizen of Maui County for over 25 years, I would like to see the video tapes from the multiple police cruisers to prove everything they are saying lines up. If for no other reason to exonerate themselves. They WERE running video tape, right?  That is standard procedure. Right?

      Here on the island, we’ve had a Maui police Lieutenant who retired after 20 years get convicted less than a year after his retirement for selling drugs.  And who hasn’t heard about threats of violence and beatings in the cane fields?  How about the young Maui Officer Won  convicted of  second degree extortion in 2005 and sentenced to five years for soliciting sex with  a woman to avoid tickets?  To say that MPD is above reproach would completely naive. 

      This terrible tragedy may not have been intentional. This may have been a big, unanticipated fiasco as a result of overzealous hiring practices, poor training, and perhaps improper techniques when approaching a felon in the field. It’s going to be a hell of a time watching this while the story unfolds. 

      What can you do to help? Comment! Write to the press. Write letters to the Mayor’s office demanding full disclosure of the facts. Ask for the video. Insist that it be proved, one way or another, that Langford’s civil rights were respected, that there was no other choice other than to kill him. Perhaps the only way for him to have not died in vain would be for this tragedy to spark courage in the people of Maui to stand up and make MPD accountable for their actions.

      • Native753

        Fact: it was not a gun in his hand, it was a cell phone. For all who believe this is a lie, please ask officer “PACHECO”. Hopefully they write the truth in tomorrow’s paper.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CGNIRMBRFC7KVMS5Q2P4YEM4NU Maui

    so it should have been in the reach of the person holding it and that would have been in plain sight and u dont need a warrent when there is evidence in plain sight so dont tell people wat the can and should not say
     

    • Native753

      You do need a warrent to open the trunk, if the glove box is locked you need a warrent for that also. I did not know this kid, but I know the law, and this punishment does not in any way fit this crime. Either way the police will win any argument that has to do with this situation because they will undoubtedly state that the vehicle was used as a weapon, no matter what anyone says a cops statement is law.

  • Kanakanation

    Pua ting tryna irradicate da natives! Cop or no cop dis our aina! Just piss off and leave da family alone. Grow up people. My fellow kanaka, be safe we have no one to answer to especially if they wear a badge…Just remember your rights as a maoli ea .

    • Gern Blanston

      I have a news flash for you, Buckwheat:  This rock didn’t pop up out of the ocean with your ancestors on it.  EVERYONE moved here.  Many people moved here before you were born.

      • Thetruth

        U sound as if u flew hea so go back to wea u came from HA’OLE! jus anadda craka tryna make us kanaka look bad. F u and have a nice day you bacon lover!

      • Mahoechevylee

        Um hello buck wheat was black….go check your eyes…….no matter who moved hea U STILL AINT GOT THE BLOOD RIGHTS! NE WAYS STICK TO DA ISSUE AT HAND…SHALLOW HAL….HAHAHA

  • Mahoechevylee

    One is all u clueless people who been programed by what the media says should really get a life!People who been convicted of crimes will forever be judged.The ones who think there bowel movements smell like flowers can do what ever they please even breaking laws themselves.They just haven’t got caught yet!That’s what i say when your quick to open your mouth!Mind your own business.Like what my KUPUNA’S would say “WAHA NUI”THATS ALL IT IS!MOS IS MY BROTHER IN CHRIST AND NO MATTER WHAT SITUATION HE WAS IN.HE WILL REMAIN MY BROTHER!FROM THE MAHOE OHANA TO THE KEKAHUNA&LANGFORD OHANA!GOD’S HANDS&LOVE IS WITH U!

    • Native753

      I also lost my brother to police brutality, two years ago, I feel your pain and im very sorry for everything your going through. Whatever you and your ohana choose to do, make sure you do it the right way, because these people will do everything in theyre power to make you and anyone in your circle look like bad people. The public will be behind them 100% because they dont know any better. Whatever happens I hope you find peace at the end of this.

    • Josiah

       Yeah, and Mosi got caught 47 times, and convicted 18 times. How many times did he victimize people and not get caught? Maui is a better place now with him gone.

      • Soulviben

        Shaddddap josiah! Get a Damn life

  • Thetruth

    God does not kill man, cops do to save their okole! Crooked & Corrupted=MPD

  • Punisher1392

    We each are accountable for ourselves and our actions, if we choose to live a certain way sooner or later you have to pay for it. I can read and gather my own opinion on events from that day but it is just speculation. The facts are with the people who were there that day, if they come out or not it still happened. Prayers for the people involved they all need them.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CLVJPAHHSHQUUNI6NWDXTODZ6Y Myra

    Everyone that has something negative to say should’nt even have posted anything on here. You are talking about OUR  Family not YOURS. I don’t think it would be the most smart thing or kindest thing to do after loosing a family member. Drugs or not, that is our Blood, & we don’t judge. We leave that up to God. There were other options but I guess the only one those officers could think of was shooting him instead of the car. DontDoDrugs, can you do anything else with your life besides criticizing on what his life style was when you don’t even know him. All I can do for you is pray. & everyone elese that has negative things to say. How can you trust the federal govenrment ? Have you seen our eceonomy ? See the cases that have not yet had justice ? So don’t sit here and type that you can trust them. Because of them and disrespectful people like you DontDoDrugs & Bemyguesst.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CLVJPAHHSHQUUNI6NWDXTODZ6Y Myra

    Excuse me ?! Less people like you the world would be a better place. Lord have mercy on you.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CLVJPAHHSHQUUNI6NWDXTODZ6Y Myra

    Yea there’s something called a spar gun, put his hand prints on them. Come’on you really going to rely on secondary sources ??? Only God, Uncle Marshall & the police know… We’ll find out real soon though. The truth always comes out.

    • Josiah

       One other person knows. Remember, there’s no honor among thieves.

      • Soulviben

        Kuli kuli kou waha!

  • Soulviben

    Its time you all get a life. Corrupted minds I tell you! Theres no need in talking crap, going on like you all know what happend. Theres always two sides of the story then the truth. Let me tell you somethin, if your brother, child, or someone with your KOKO was in this situation your mouths wouldnt be filled with shet. have a heart. Everyone makes mistakes, but noones life should be taken. For the mpd, if there was a gun involved, wheres the proof? For damn sure I hope this ohana fights the case because this is all bs! For those religious people out there as well, you are all hypocrits, for those people saying this isnt our aina, blah, blah, blah. Kuli kuli kou waha! Haoles didnt bring christianity to the hawaiians, they broke us! Made our whole world corrupted. Till this very day! The devil dwells in u all, god knows the truth, mos is gone, the mpd should give us evidence REAL TALK. And have conseqyences for their actions as well. for now and till then all of you should shut your mouths, take care of your own kuleana, and let the family go on with their lives instead of making it more of a living hell.

    • Stephanie

       Kuli kuli kou waha!

      • Soulviben

        Why should I?
        -kauli’a

      • Mahoechevylee

        Kealoha?

        • Stephanie

           Nope it is most defenitly NOT Kealoha sister! it is the pos wanna be big boy who first reported on Okadara issue as Lambert Kong, then on this issue he went as Josiah and when confronted as to why he hides he changed it again…

      • Stephanie

        Harrassment, yep you must be a lowlife pos PIG.. you going to have to try harder then that!

  • makaimomma

    I find it an odd coicidence that the Maui police officer that was just suspended on Tuesday NIGHT for sexual assault was an 18 year veteran of the department as was the officer involved in the shooting at the Mana Kai?  Two officers with an 18 year employment?  Hmmm?  Who was the victim visiting at the Mana Kai and why?  Seems random.  Was deadly force required?  If a gun was pointed at me, I’d probably shoot back.  If he didn’t have a gun, I believe that the officer should be charged with murder.  They are trained to know the difference and act accordingly…any thing else is reckless.  While the first reaction was to think just “another ice head”, oh well.  My next thought was, what if it was my son and he was just reaching for his phone.  Holy crap…scary!  The Maui police department’s repuation far and wide is that they are corrupt and abuse their authority and it is tolerated and covered up.

  • Soulviben

    I get everyone has their own opinions and forgive me for not recognizing that in the beginning, but at the same time be ADULTS, move on, its not your kuleana, let the ohana handle it.

    • Mahoechevylee

      Agree

    • 96753

       AMEN!

  • Mahoechevylee

    Mahalo Wendy IM glad i can express MT thoughts n feelings..no disrespect to u…n if i did kalamai not intended to u.cases like this is so hard to deal.happy we all can share!Mahalo nui and aloha

  • 96753

     “When asked if a weapon had been recovered, police this afternoon said that remains under investigation.”

    I’m Confused! Im no expert but if a gun was at the scene, and pointed at the officer why would it still be under investigation. I would guess the min the deceased got shot the gun would have fallen on the ground on in the car, why would u need a warrant to retrieve the item, would it be collected right their as evidence?..Someone explain or am i that stupid toward the law??

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