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Woman charged with aiding fugitive who was shot, killed by police

Kaiini Febo-Santiago (Image: Hawaii Police Department) Kaiini Febo-Santiago (Image: Hawaii Police Department)

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A Big Island woman who police say was with a man who was shot and killed by police in Hilo is facing charges for allegedly aiding a wanted fugitive.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports that 30-year-old Kaiini Febo-Santiago, of Pahoa, was charged Thursday with second-degree hindering prosecution. She was released after posting $500 bail.

Police say Febo-Santiago had been driving a minivan with 29-year-old Scottie Yanagawa as her passenger Tuesday when officers stopped the vehicle in a Walmart parking lot.

Police say Yanagawa fired a handgun as he got out of the car and officers returned fire, killing him.

Yanagawa was wanted in connection with a January 31 shooting and for escaping from a correctional facility in November.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.

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