Lahaina Investigation Ends After 7 Hour Incident: Suspect Dies Of Self Inflicted Wound
Maui Police are nearing the end of an investigation that began several hours ago in Lahaina. At 6:45 this evening (Tuesday, October 06, 2009), authorities from the department’s Special Response Team approached a vehicle that was being monitored, and found a lone suspect expired within the vehicle from a self-inflicted wound.
Earlier this afternoon, the department’s negotiators were called to the scene fronting the Jodo Mission on Ala Moana Street when officers heard a weapon being discharged from within the vehicle.
The 44-year-old male suspect was wanted for questioning for Robbery, Use of a Stolen Vehicle and several (TRO) Temporary Restraining Orders Violations.
The incident began at 12:20 this afternoon, forcing the closure of the small section of road and the clearing of surrounding area residents.
Police were still on the scene investigation at last report. Positive identification and other details are still being investigated.
(Posted by Wendy Osher; Updated at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday, October 06, 2009; supporting information courtesy the Maui Police Department)