Gunfire Exchanged During Ha‘ikū Home Robbery

July 20, 2018, 4:48 PM HST · Updated July 20, 4:48 PM
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Wailuku Patrol Officers working in the Haʻikū area were assigned to a call of shots being fired at 2788 Hāna Highway in Haʻikū at around 10:35 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

Police say the three adult victims in this case all report that three males entered their residence when one of the men “brandished a shiny handgun.”

Authorities say the suspects forced one of the victims into a hallway bathroom and walked through the house when the second victim, who had armed himself with an AR-15 rifle fired one round missing one of the assailants.

The three unknown suspects fled the house firing four gun shots as they left, according to police reports.

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Police say no one was struck and none of the residents reported any injuries. The second victim said the suspects were able to take $3,000 during the incident.

Witnesses say the suspects fled the area in a black vehicle, headed in the Hāna direction on Hāna Highway.

One of the suspects is described as being 5’8” tall weighing about 180 pounds. A second suspect is described as being about 5’11” tall weighing about 180 pounds. Both suspects were described as having short black hair and were described as between 20-30 years old. Authorities say all of the suspects were wearing hooded sweatshirts

Investigators were able to recover a firearm at the scene.

At this time there are no suspects however the investigation is still ongoing.

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