Soldier shot had blood alcohol level 2.5 times the legal limit

Published On: Jan 16 2013 05:45:00 PM HST

Soldier was drunk and owned a replica handgun when shot and killed by Honolulu police.

HONOLULU -

The medical examiner says the Schofield Barracks soldier shot to death by police in Waikiki Tuesday morning had a blood alcohol level 2.5 times over the legal limit.

22-year-old Gregory M. Gordon had a blood alcohol level of 0.196.  The legal limit for driving is 0.08.  He died from a loss of blood from a gunshot wound to the shoulder as well as his heart and lungs, according to the medical examiner.

A Honolulu Police Department investigation revealed that a replica handgun was found in the search in the truck Gordon was driving.  HPD did not say if Gordon used the replica in the shooting incident.

Police say Gordon rammed several police cars before officers opened fire on Ala Wai Boulevard.

Three officers were injured.  They were treated and released on Tuesday.

An internal police investigation into the shooting is underway.

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