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Boy, 16, killed during Honolulu police car chase identified

HONOLULU — The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office on Wednesday released the name of the 16-year-old boy shot and killed by police during a car chase.

Iremamber Sykap of Aiea died Monday from multiple gunshot wounds, the office said.

Police Chief Susan Ballard said Sykap was driving a stolen white Honda Civic that was linked a burglary, purse snatching, car theft and an armed robbery.

Officers pursued the car as it sped west on a highway and freeway, at one point driving into oncoming traffic, Ballard said Monday. The driver rammed two police cars before crashing into a fence and landing in a canal, she said.

Before the car ended up in the canal, officers fired at it. Some of the occupants later ran from canal with officers running after them, Ballard said.

Sykap was taken to a hospital where he died, Ballard said. The five other occupants of the car ranged in age from 14 to 22.

The three officers who used their guns were put on administrative leave.

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