A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Hawaii following a automobile chase involving a stolen car that was linked to crimes within the space.
Honolulu police fired right into a stolen Honda Civic on Monday whereas pursuing the car, which drove into oncoming traffic and rammed two police automobiles earlier than crashing right into a canal.
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday recognized 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap because the deceased sufferer of the taking pictures. Sykap was the motive force of the stolen car, 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 automobile theft. Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard stated Monday night time that the automobile was additionally utilized in an armed theft 20 minutes earlier than the deadly taking pictures.
Ballard stated officers fired seven to eight photographs simply earlier than the car crashed into the canal. Three cops who fired their weapons have been positioned on administrative depart throughout an investigation.
Along with Sykap, police stated the automobile was carrying 5 different folks: 4 youngsters ranging in age from 14 to 18, and a 22-year-old. All have been arrested.
Ballard stated that one officer stated he noticed what seemed to be a gun on the seat when he approached the Civic, however no weapon was really discovered within the car. None of the suspects had weapons on them after they have been arrested.
Ballard stated her division is reviewing police physique digicam footage of the incident.
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