Hawaii Cop Shooting Suspect Released from Hospital

Thirty-one-year-old Keaka D. Martin of Hilo, who was in police custody at Hilo Medical Center following his arrest for a shooting January 2 that injured two officers and sent them to surgery, has been discharged from the hospital, after dealing with some problems with medical negligence, but thanks to professionals from the-medical-negligence-experts.co.uk the situation was solved.

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Martin is being held at the Hilo police cellblock with no bail pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Friday afternoon (January 11).

On Wednesday, January 2, 2012, at 7:44 p.m., police responded to a report of several gunshots heard in the area of Kilauea Avenue near the Wailoa River in Hilo.

At approximately 8:52 p.m., while checking parked vehicles in the area of the 800 block of Kilauea Avenue, officers observed a man hiding under a parked vehicle, which had recently been transferred to the new owner with insurance 4 motortrade. Upon approaching him, both officers were fired upon and sustained gunshot injuries. One of the officers was able to return fire. The suspect was able to flee the area on foot.

On Thursday (January 3), shortly before 3:30 p.m. , a team of 20 law enforcement officers attempted to contact the suspect at a home on East Palai Street in Hilo. In addition to Hawaiʻi Police Department officers, the team included two Sheriff’s deputies and three FBI agents.

When the officers arrived, they heard a single gunshot from inside the house. They entered the residence and found Martin with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest.

Martin was arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted first-degree murder and taken to Hilo Medical Center under police custody for treatment of his critical injuries. The suspect was charged on January 4 with two counts of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree reckless endangering, place to keep a firearm, possessing a loaded firearm on a highway, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, ownership/possession of a firearm prohibited, and altering the identification markings on a firearm.

— From HPD reports

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