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

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

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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