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A man suspected of gunning down a Hawaii police officer was killed during a shootout with officers Friday after a three-day search across the Big Island, authorities said.
Justin Waiki was killed and an officer was injured during the shootout, Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe told The Associated Press after receiving confirmation from the police chief.
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The injured officer was taken to Hilo Medical Center, Okabe said.
Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim told the AP in a phone interview that the officer wounded in Friday's shootout will survive.
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'Chief of police just called to say that the wounds were not life threatening, and he will be OK,' the mayor said. 'The party is no longer a threat to the population, and the police officer is not suffering life-threatening wounds and will be fine.'
A woman who was with Waiki was also shot and wounded during the shooting at the extreme southern end of the Big Island, police spokesman Alan Richmond said. Her condition was not immediately known.
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Local and U.S. authorizes launched a manhunt for Waiki after Officer Bronson Kaimana Kaliloa was shot and killed during a shootout Tuesday following a traffic stop near Hilo.
The suspect fled into the brush on a dark and rainy evening.
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A 24-hour task force followed up on tips and information about Waiki's whereabouts. Maj. Samuel Jelsma said police believed his associates were helping hide him on the vast island, where the erupting Kilauea volcano has attracted worldwide attention in recent months.
Two of Waiki's associates were arrested after an undercover officer approached a suspicious pickup truck with a man and woman inside on Thursday on the other side of the island from where the shooting took place.
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Harvey Damo Jr. and Shevylyn Klaus were later named as the two associates and were taken into custody for questioning.
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