A police officer discharged his firearm in Mountain View this afternoon while attempting to intercept an alleged stolen pickup truck.
At approximately 2 p.m., officers, who were “on Route 11 attending to an unrelated incident,” encountered the pickup and attempted to stop it just south of the Kulani Road intersection in Mt. View. According to the police press release, “The vehicle sped toward the officers in a threatening manner. In response, an officer fired one shot toward the vehicle which continued southbound on Route 11 toward the Hawai?i Volcanoes National Park.”
The stolen vehicle is described as a black 1989 Nissan hard body single-cab pickup, License Plate No. ZBC-027.with over-sized tires, a mesh type tailgate and a red, yellow, and green sticker on the driver’s side rear window.
Anyone with any information on the location of the stolen pickup or the identity of the suspects are asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311, or call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300. CrimeStoppers callers can remain anonymous, but may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
“As is standard practice in any officer-involved shooting, the Police Department’s Area I Criminal Investigation Section will conduct a criminal investigation into the shooting and the Office of Professional Standards will conduct an administrative investigation,” according to HPD.