Alleged Pearl City gunman was convicted following similar standoff in 1998

Alleged Pearl City gunman was convicted following similar standoff in 1998

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 51-year-old suspect at the center of an hours-long standoff in Pacific Palisades on Thursday was involved in a similar incident 20 years ago.

Police sources identified the suspect in Thursday’s standoff as Wayman Kaleo Kaua.

In 1998, Wayman Kaua was convicted following a 22-hour standoff with police.
In 1998, Wayman Kaua was convicted following a 22-hour standoff with police. (Source: (Image: HNN Archives))

Records show Kaua was released in March after completing a 20-year prison term for attempted manslaughter and felony firearm charges.

That conviction stems from a 22-hour standoff with police in October 1998.

His wife at the time was one of his hostages, and the incident in Pearl City ended when Kaua was shot by a police.

Kaua was originally sentenced to life in prison, with a chance of parole. But a federal court later changed his sentence to 20 years.

Kaua served the full term and was released.

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