Hawaii County Police Officer Killed, Suspect at Large
A Hawaii County (Hawai’i) Police Officer, Bronson K. Kaliloa, was shot on Tuesday night at around 9:45 p.m. on the Big Island during a high risk traffic stop. The wanted suspect fled into a wooded area. Police have launched a manhunt. Officer Kaliloa succumbed to his wounds on July 18 at Hilo Medical Center after being struck in the leg and neck.
The incident occurred along Highway 11 near Mountain View, southwest of Hilo. When officers attempted to stop the suspect, he got out of the vehicle and fired “multiple shots” at officers then fled into the “brush.” The suspect is 33 year old Justin Joseph Waiki, and is wanted on a no-bail warrant out of Las Vegas. The area is just 20 miles from the volcanic eruption.
Kaliloa was a 10 year veteran of the department, and four years ago received the Hawaii county “Officer of the Month” award for capturing a violent felon without anyone else being harmed. He leaves behind 3 small children and his wife.
One more of our police officers shot down. RIP Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa 😢💔👮🏻♂️ https://t.co/2ZTb1JxLTG
— JB🇺🇸 (@JBP1995) July 18, 2018
Hawaii police officer dies in shooting, manhunt underway for alleged killerhttps://t.co/oBAL45GOHu
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 18, 2018
MT. VIEW, HAWAII ISLAND UPDATE: Highway 11 remains closed from Ala Loop as police investigate shooting that killed an HPD officer. Suspect remains at-large #hitraffic
— Lacy Deniz (@lacydenizhnn) July 18, 2018
— StateStatus HI (@StateStatus_HI) July 18, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers with Hawaii Police Department and family of Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa, who was shot in the line of duty yesterday, but passed away this morning from his injuries. 🙏
— BrotherhoodFWTX (@Brotherhoodfwt2) July 18, 2018
— Terry Zeigler (@KCKPDChief) July 18, 2018
The IDIOT is on an Island, just where does he expect to run to….
Hawaii police officer dies in shooting, manhunt underway for alleged killer #FoxNews
— Bob (@bobk90) July 18, 2018
On an island. With a volcanic eruption in progress. If the police don’t catch him, the lava might.