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Honolulu teenager, shot by cop, arrested on attempted murder charges

Emergency personnel respond to a shooting at Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, Hawaii Tuesday, January 28, 2014. CBS afiliate KGMB

Last Updated Jan 28, 2014 8:00 PM EST

HONOLULU - A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of three counts of attempted murder after he was shot by a police officer at Honolulu's Roosevelt High School Tuesday morning, authorities said.

State Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said Roosevelt officials in Honolulu recognized the boy as a runaway and called police after he showed up at the school Tuesday morning.

Maj. Richard Robinson, commander of the Criminal Investigations Department for Honolulu police, said the boy lunged at officers who arrived and tried to take him into custody.

Robinson said the teen attacked one of the officers with a knife, leaving his torso with a minor cut.

One of the officers then fired two shots, hitting the boy once in the wrist. He was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

The public high school near downtown Honolulu was placed on lockdown, but students were later released.

A post on the school's website said the situation at the school was "under control."

"The Honolulu Police Department is wrapping up their investigation," the post read. "...Please remain calm."

The president of Hawaii's police union said that the knife posed a clear threat and that officers were trained to stop a threat, regardless of the suspect's age.



  • Crimesider Staff

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