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Big Island police shoot, kill woman who rammed them with SUV

October 12, 2018

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Police on the Big Island say officers have shot and killed a woman who rammed a stolen vehicle into them.

Police say Puna patrol officers were conducting routine beat checks early Friday when they saw a Toyota 4-Runner parked on a dirt trail near the ocean.

As officers were exiting their Chevy Tahoe, the 4-Runner suddenly reversed quickly and rammed the front end of the police SUV, knocking one officer out of the vehicle.

Police say the 4-Runner rammed the police vehicle numerous times. Three officers fired at and in to the 4-Runner, killing the 26-year-old woman driving it.

A 22-year-old woman in the passenger’s seat wasn’t injured.

Police say the 4-Runner was reported stolen Sunday in Hilo.

The officers are now on administrative leave.

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