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.