A Kahului man is dead following an officer involved shooting at a home in Central Maui Thursday evening.
Maui police officers responded to a report of a suicidal male at a Kahului residence at approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022.
Upon arrival, the first officer on the scene encountered a 29-year-old Kahului man wielding a weapon over his head. Police say the male advanced toward the officer, at which time the officer discharged his weapon, according to police.
Officers performed life-saving measures until medic personnel arrived on the scene.
The male was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further treatment, where he later succumbed to his injuries and died. The victim’s identity is currently being withheld to allow his family an opportunity to notify their extended family and friends.
The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave as standard procedure. There were no other injuries reported.
The investigation is ongoing.
Maui police have closed Puʻukani Street between Puʻnēnē Avenue and Aoloa Loop while authorities conduct an investigation.
The road closure went into effect at around 7:40 p.m. on Thursday night, Dec. 29, 2022.
Hawaii News Now is reporting that the investigation in underway into an officer-involved shooting. Maui Now has reached out to police for an official statement.
*This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.