Honolulu police say one of its officers shot a 35-year-old Kalihi man who was threatening the officer and had a metal stake in his hand.
It happened at around 11 a.m. on Machado Street. The officer responded to call for a domestic dispute and found the man arguing with family members in the front yard.
Police say the man approached the officer's vehicle with a foot-long metal stake in his hand and threatened the officer.
When the man raised the stake over his head, the officer shot the man multiple times. Neighbors say they heard three to five gunshots.
The man was hospitalized in critical condition, according to police.
The 54-year-old mother of the shooting victim, Nadeen Lane, picked up the stake and threatened officers.
Lane was arrested on suspicion of terroristic threatening.
The shooting victim's name is Ralph Riveira, according to his brother. Police say Riveira had seven convictions and six of them were felonies. The felonies were for second-degree theft and first-degree burglary.
Ralph Riveira (left) and his mother Nadeen Lane.
Riveira's theft charge came in November 2008. Five burglary charges dated back to August 1996. He was found guilty of all of the charges. Parole for Riveira was revoked in February 2002.
Riveira and his girlfriend have a baby together at the house where the shooting occurred, according to family members.
Investigators arrive at the scene.
Even people who live there can't get to their homes during the police investigation.
The officer who fired his weapon is a 21-year veteran of HPD. The officer has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard practice. Internal affairs will conduct an investigation.