A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Hawaii following a automotive chase involving a stolen automobile that was related to crimes within the space.
Honolulu police fired right into a stolen Honda Civic on Monday whereas pursuing the automobile, which drove into oncoming traffic and rammed two police automobiles earlier than crashing right into a canal.
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Workplace on Wednesday recognized 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap because the deceased sufferer of the taking pictures. Sykap was the driving force of the stolen automobile, according to local reports, and died of a number of gunshot wounds.
The pursuit started after the Honda Civic, which had been reported stolen over the weekend, was linked to different crimes in the Oahu area together with a housebreaking, a handbag snatching and a automotive theft. Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard mentioned Monday evening that the automotive was additionally utilized in an armed theft 20 minutes earlier than the deadly taking pictures.
Ballard mentioned officers fired seven to eight photographs simply earlier than the automobile crashed into the canal. Three cops who fired their weapons have been positioned on administrative go away throughout an investigation.
Together with Sykap, police mentioned the automotive was carrying 5 different individuals: 4 youngsters ranging in age from 14 to 18, and a 22-year-old. All have been arrested.
Ballard mentioned that one officer mentioned he noticed what seemed to be a gun on the seat when he approached the Civic, however no weapon was truly discovered within the automobile. Not one of the suspects had weapons on them after they have been arrested.
Ballard mentioned her division is reviewing police physique digicam footage of the incident.
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