Man identified in officer-involved shooting on Kinau Street

Kinau Street (Photo: Craig Hiyakumoto)

Honolulu police say a man has died after an officer-involved shooting.

The Honolulu medical examiner identified him as Walden Dang of Honolulu.

It happened at around 4:30 p.m. on Kinau Street on Tuesday.

According to police, officers were responding to a 911 call and encountered Dang, who was armed with a knife.

“Officers responded to the apartment where they found the door ajar,” said Maj. Larry Lawson. “Officers entered the apartment and encountered a male with a long knife. The officers retreated out of the apartment while ordering the man to put the knife down. The male refused and instead followed the officers into the hallway where officers tried to deploy a less lethal pepper ball device. The device malfunctioned and the male lunged forward at the officers, and the officers fired at the male striking him multiple times.”

“Just as I was coming out of the car, about 4:41, we heard some yelling. We couldn’t really tell what was being said,” said a witness. “Just after we heard the yelling, there were several shots, it was like about six shots, like, pop, pop, pop. Pop, pop, pop.”

Dang was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced dead.

The two officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

Kinau Street (Photo: Craig Hiyakumoto)
Kinau Street (Photo: Craig Hiyakumoto)

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