Update: 10:50 p.m. 3.6.17
Maui police have launched an attempted murder investigation into an incident in which an officer fired their weapon at a suspect vehicle fleeing from the McDonald’s restaurant at 2138 Main Street in Wailuku.
The investigation stems from an incident reported at around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017, when police responded to a report of a stolen car seen at the location. Officers arrived and approached a male driver in the vehicle.
Police say the driver sped away “nearly hitting” one officer who then discharged their weapon at the vehicle.
No one was reported injured in the incident.
Police say the vehicle, a brown 2013 Hyundai Elantra, was later located by police, abandoned in Wailuku. The suspect is still at-large. Maui Now has learned that the vehicle was reported stolen and was last seen March 5, 2017 at midnight on Kaluanui Rd, Haʻikū.
The investigation has been classified as an Attempted Murder in the First Degree and is on-going.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Maui Police Department at (808)244-6400 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.
Maui police have taped off the parking lot area of the Wailuku McDonald’s on Main Street as they conduct an investigation into a shooting this afternoon.
Maui Police Lt. Gregg Okamoto tells us that officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at the restaurant. A confrontation occurred and the vehicle fled the scene.
Police tell Maui Now that as the vehicle was fleeing, at least one gun shot was fired by an officer. No injuries were reported. Police are still on scene investigating.
Vehicle is described as a brown Hyundai four-door sedan Elantra model, front license plates LEK-707. The public is advised that if they see this vehicle, they should NOT APPROACH THE VEHICLE, but should instead CALL 9-1-1.
The incident was reported shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017. McDonald’s employees say the restaurant, located at 2138 Main Street, is currently closed pending the duration of the police investigation.
*We will continue to update this post as more information becomes available.