A 22-year soldier, stationed at Schofield military base, was shot at the scene of a standoff with the Honolulu police. The man later died in emergency care. Waikiki residents along the Ala Wai canal, were awakened at 4:00 a.m. by the sounds of tires screeching and gunfire.
A man in a blue pick-up truck, is pursued by police, after he's seen driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street, hitting two parked cars, a pole, and driving on the sidewalk, to make a U-turn.
Jan. 16, KITV News reports, "22-year-old Gregory M. Gordon had a blood alcohol level of 0.196. The legal limit for driving is 0.08. He died from a loss of blood from a gunshot wound to the shoulder as well as his heart and lungs, according to the medical examiner."
Gordon's blood alcohol level is two and a half times over the legal limit. Gordon, when surrounded by Honolulu police cruisers, rammed the cruisers in an effort to escape the barricade. After several warnings by the police, commanding the man to surrender, Gordon continued to ram police cars, both in front and in the back of his truck, like bumper cars, to create an opening to the flee the scene.
The officers open-fire on Gordon. Three officers were injured at the scene. The incident was caught on video. Residents in the surrounding high rise apartments watched the shooting incident unfold. The details are still under investigation, as some members of the community, claim Honolulu Police used excessive force in the shooting.