Hawaii Island police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Saturday in Papaaloa.
Police say at about 3:35 p.m., they were investigating a disturbance at a residence when they encountered a man wielding a loaded crossbow.
One officer fired several shots, killing the man, who was later identified as Gene Bernhardt, 59, of Papaʻaloa.
The officer is a 24-year veteran with the department, police said.
The Hawaii Police Department says that they are conducting criminal and administrative investigations as is standard practice in an officer-involved shooting.
Police ask that anyone with any information about this incident call the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Lieutenant Miles Chong at 961-2252, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide CrimeStoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.