HPD: Autopsy Results Reveal Fugitive’s Cause of Death
The Hawai’i Police Department has released autopsy results from an incident Tuesday night in Hilo involving a 29-year-old man who died in an officer involved shooting.
Authorities say the autopsy shows that Scottie I.K. Yanagawa died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
At about 10:40 p.m., officers initiated a traffic stop on a Toyota mini-van in the Waiakea Center parking lot. Yanagawa was known to operate the vehicle and was wanted in connection to a shooting that took place on Jan. 31 in the Honoli’i area, as well as for escaping from the Hale Nani correctional facility on Nov. 19. He was also known to be armed and dangerous.
Police commanded that Yanagawa and Kaiini Febo-Santigao, who was driving, to exit the vehicle. As he was exiting the passenger side of the vehicle, Yanagawa discharged a round from a handgun. Officers responded by discharging their firearms, which resulted in his death.
Area I Ciminal Investigation Section detectives, after conferring with prosecutors, charged 30-year-old Febo-Santiago at 10:35 p.m. on Thursday. She was charged with second-degree hindering prosecution. Her bail was set at $500 and she was released after posting it.