Man accused of attacking deputy sheriff near Honolulu airport identified

Man accused of attacking deputy sheriff near Honolulu airport identified
Emergency crews were on scene after the shooting Wednesday evening. (Source: HNN)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man accused of attacking a deputy sheriff in the Keehi Lagoon Industrial Park area on Wednesday has been identified.

Dispatchers got the call around 5 p.m. and authorities headed to the 3100 block of Ualena Street near Honolulu’s airport.

Authorities said the deputy saw 27-year-old Colton Roberts taking apart a vehicle.

When he asked for ID, Roberts allegedly started hitting him repeatedly. The deputy then shot him in the leg.

Both were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Roberts was arrested for assaulting a law enforcement officer.

Additional details are limited. This story will be updated.

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