Medical Examiner identifies man fatally shot by police in Kakaako barricade situation

Police responded to a barricade situation in Kakaako last Friday.
Police responded to a barricade situation in Kakaako last Friday.(Hawaii News Now)
Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 8:03 PM HST|Updated: Sep. 2, 2021 at 8:09 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man who was shot and killed by Honolulu police after barricading himself at a Kakaako high-rise has been identified.

The Medical Examiner’s Office said the man was 33-year-old Brandon Ventura.

Authorities said Ventura pointed a gun at SWAT officers after a three hour standoff at an apartment on Kawaiahao Street.

Interim Honolulu Police Chief Rade Vanic said that’s when another officer fatally shot the man.

No officers were injured in the incident.

The officer who fired the shot is on administrative leave per standard procedure.

The fatal shooting remains under investigation.

This story may be updated.

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