06-07-16 Officer-involved shooting (update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C16015402


Media Release (update)

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting Monday afternoon (June 6) at a home off West Kawailani Street in Hilo.

He has been identified as 25-year-old Kalyp Allen Rapoza, of Hilo.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday (June 8) to determine his exact cause of death.

In addition, a necropsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death of a pit bull killed in the same incident.

The officer who discharged his firearm has been with the Hawaiʻi Police Department for 3-years, is uninjured, and has been placed on administrative leave pursuant to department policy.

As is standard practice in any officer-involved shooting, the Police Department’s Area I Criminal Investigations Section is conducting a criminal investigation into the shooting, and the Office of Professional Standards is also conducting an administrative investigation.

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