Suspect in Aiea shooting recovers in ICU

Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:04:33 AM HST   Updated On: Oct 31 2013 12:37:36 AM HST

Amery Kahale-Sugimura, the suspect in Tuesday's police shooting, remained in intensive care Wednesday night as he recovered from gunshot wounds.

Meanwhile, things have settled down for an Aiea neighborhood caught up in the middle of a crime spree.

Click here to watch Paul Drewes' report.

On Wednesday, with the exception of a few barking dogs, all was quiet along the driveway just off Moanalua Road. Residents in the small cluster of homes refused to come out even though some witnessed a shooting on their little street.

According to neighbors, police told them not to talk to the media about what happened.

Amery Kahale-Sugimura was shot several times by Honolulu Police officers.

A Honolulu Police Department spokesperson said the 35-year-old suspect stole a white pickup truck, tried to flee and struck two officers which injured them. Four officers then opened fire hitting Kahale-Sugimura in the chest with bullets.

Kahale-Sugimura's blood still stained the driveway a day later, and there is damage to a carport where the truck crashed into it.

The owner of the truck said he tried to stop the suspect from taking it and was pushed to the ground. The 68-year-old man was treated for a head injury after the assault, but still had difficulties a day later and went back to the hospital.

Kahale-Sugimura's criminal record goes back nearly 20 years with felon convictions for drugs, burglary and stolen vehicles.

Because of those crimes, he spent a number of years in prison. He was paroled in 2009.

As Kahale-Sugimura recovers at the Queen's Medical Center intensive care unit his extensive criminal record gets longer.

He was scheduled to head to court next month over new stolen vehicle and resisting arrest charges. At the time of the shooting, he was free on bail.

Kahale-Sugimura will now face two more stolen vehicle charges and five counts of attempted murder from the incident in Aiea.


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