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Hawaii man arrested after shootout with California police

OAKLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - A suspect involved in a major police shootout with California highway patrolmen, was born and raised in Hawaii.

Police arrested 45-year-old Byron Christopher Williams after he opened fire on them during a routine traffic stop.

It happened three weeks ago, on an Oakland freeway.

Police say Williams was shot, but he was wearing a bulletproof vest and was not seriously hurt.

The officers were cut by flying glass.

Williams was born in Honolulu and went to school on Maui.

He was on federal parole for a California bank robbery and now faces attempted homicide charges.

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