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Robbery suspect who was shot by father is ex Honolulu police officer

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By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man who was shot by his father inside a Laie home Sunday, allegedly during a botched robbery, is a former Honolulu police officer.

Police say Kip Orton, 41, drove himself to the Hauula fire station after being shot in the upper chest during a struggle with his 72-year-old father. Investigators say the shooting happened when the former officer burst through a locked bedroom door armed with a knife, and demanded $500 plus his father's prescription medication.

Prosecutors are not pursuing any charges against the elder Orton, who is legally blind. A firearm was recovered at their Naupaka Street home.

Kip Orton is now charged with first-degree robbery and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Law enforcement authorities are familiar with the Orton family. Kip Orton's brother, Rik, is also a former Honolulu police officer. Rik Orton was sentenced to two years and six months in prison for a firearms offense in U.S. District Court in Honolulu earlier this week.

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