Police and Fire


POSTED: Sunday, March 28, 2010

Dog shot, man arrested in gunfight with 2 men

Police arrested a 57-year-old man in connection with a gunbattle in Waianae that ended when the man's dog was shot during an attempted armed robbery in Waianae.

Police said two men in their 20s went to the victim's home at 86-122 Pokai Bay St. and demanded money with a handgun about 11 p.m. Tuesday.

The 57-year-old man who lived in the home ran inside and heard at least three gunshots before arming himself with a pistol and firing two shots through his window, police said.

After the shooting, the man went outside and found that the suspects had shot his pit bull, police said.

Officers opened a robbery investigation to find the two suspects. But they also arrested the 57-year-old man for firearms violations and reckless endangering.

Police held the man yesterday for federal authorities, who were apparently conducting their own investigation.

Gunman who robbed Waikiki woman sought

Police are looking for a 20-year-old man who robbed a woman at gunpoint yesterday in Waikiki.

A 29-year-old woman told officers that the man pointed a handgun at her and demanded money while she was near her car in her apartment's parking lot on Namahana Street about 12:40 a.m.

The man took her wallet and fled toward Ala Wai Boulevard.