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| June 19, 2021

American Long Rifle

Big Island police: Suspect fatally shot when he attacked officers with machete

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Big Island police fatally shot a man in Hilo on Friday after he attacked them with a machete, injuring one of the responding officers, authorities said.

The officer was taken to Hilo Medical Center in stable condition with an injury to his forearm.

The incident is the second fatal police shooting on Hawaii Island this week.

In a statement released Friday afternoon, Big Island Mayor Mitch Roth thanked police and defended their actions, calling both police shootings “extremely rare and stark reminders of the threats that each officer faces when they step out their door and away from their families every day.”

He continued: “On both occasions, officers were attacked and their lives threatened.”

Roth also offered prayers for the suspect who died Friday, saying “no loss of life goes without grief. “

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  1. KoB says:

    The only grief I have with this loss of life is for the injured LEO…and the fact that I didn’t get to see the last bit of stolen oxygen come from the deceased.

    There may and or may not be an American Long Rifle, Flintlock in .36 caliber, hanging over the Fire Place Mantle. With my vision not what it used to be, I may not can knock the gnuts off of a gnat at 50 paces, but I think I can still hit the peter of a ‘skeeter.

    Damn I gots to get going. Got a meeting 2 counties over. And need to see my pill pusher. See y’all this PM. BEHAVE yore selves, OAM is lurking here.

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  3. nice looking flintlock sturmgewehr.