Police kill man in Waianae standoff
Several homes are evacuated as a 47-year-old man fires shots into the air
A police SWAT team officer shot and killed a 47-year-old Waianae man armed with a shotgun and two handguns during a standoff in Waianae last night.
Police Capt. Frank Fujii said patrol officers responded to a report of a man shooting a shotgun in the air on Kaukamana Street at about 6:45 p.m.
The man got into a black sedan, but didn't start the engine. Police said he coasted the car downhill until it came to a stop about 300 feet from Farrington Highway.
The Specialized Services Division, sometimes called the SWAT team, arrived on the scene and police evacuated several homes.
Fujii said during the standoff that the man got in and out of his car firing his shotgun in the air, and when the man ran out of shotgun shells, he took out two handguns tucked into his waistband.
Fujii said no civilians were injured, but an officer was grazed by a shotgun pellet and did not require medical attention.
Genevieve Avilla, who said she was the ex-wife of the man, identified him as Tracy Peters. Avilla said Peters was not on drugs and she didn't know what may have set him off.
At about 8:15 p.m. Fujii said the man pointed both handguns in the direction of an officer and police shot and killed him.
The officer who fired the fatal shot, a 15 year veteran in the Specialized Services Division, was placed on administrative leave as is standard procedure in a police shooting.