LIHUE, Kauai (AP) — Kauai police have shot and killed a 21-year-old man who officers said had pointed a gun at them.
Police said in a statement that the officers were on patrol in Nawiliwili Friday night when they encountered a group of young people in the jetty area. The officers saw the man in a parked car holding two firearms.
The statement said that when the officers told him to drop his weapons, the man threw one of his guns out of the car but held on to the other and pointed it toward the officers.
Police said the officers shot at the man in self defense.
The Kalaheo’s man was not immediately released. The officers were placed on administrative leave as authorities investigate the shooting.