MOUNTAIN VIEW— A police officer on Hawaii’s Big Island died after a shooting during a traffic stop Tuesday night and a manhunt is underway for the suspect, officials said.
Hawaii County Police say the shooting happened near Mountain View, a community about 15 miles south of Hilo.
Bronson K. Kaliloa and other officers approached the vehicle. Officials say the suspect exited the driver’s seat and fired multiple shots.
The 10-year-department veteran was struck in the neck and leg and was taken to a hospital, where he died early Wednesday.
Other officers returned fire at the suspect, who fled into the brush.
Police identified the suspect as 33-year-old Justin Joshua Waiki, whose last address was in Las Vegas. Police say he was wanted on a no-bail warrant.