Lahaina Investigation Ends After 7 Hour Incident: Suspect Dies Of Self Inflicted Wound

October 6, 2009, 7:04 PM HST · Updated December 29, 5:13 PM
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Maui Police are nearing the end of an investigation that began several hours ago in Lahaina.  At 6:45 this evening (Tuesday, October 06, 2009), authorities from the department’s Special Response Team approached a vehicle that was being monitored, and found a lone suspect expired within the vehicle from a self-inflicted wound.

Earlier this afternoon, the department’s negotiators were called to the scene fronting the Jodo Mission on Ala Moana Street when officers heard a weapon being discharged from within the vehicle.

The 44-year-old male suspect was wanted for questioning for Robbery, Use of a Stolen Vehicle and several (TRO) Temporary Restraining Orders Violations.

The incident began at 12:20 this afternoon, forcing the closure of the small section of road and the clearing of surrounding area residents.

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Police were still on the scene investigation at last report.  Positive identification and other details are still being investigated.

(Posted by Wendy Osher; Updated at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday, October 06, 2009; supporting information courtesy the Maui Police Department)

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