Update: Mental Health Exam Ordered for Suspect Shot by Police to Determine Fitness
Update: Court proceedings have been suspended until further notice until a mental health examination can be performed on Jordan Cacatian to determine his fitness to proceed.
Cacatian appeared in Hilo District Court on Monday where the judge instructed that doctor reports due back to the court by Oct. 18, 2022. A status hearing is set for Oct. 25, 2022.
Additionally, the judge found probable cause existed to continue to detain Cacatian. He remains in custody and bail was maintained at $30,000.
Charges have been filed against a Mountain View man who was shot by police in downtown Hilo after walking toward them wielding a knife last week.
Forty-one-year-old Jordan Cacatian was charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree attempted assault of a police officer and second-degree attempted assault. He is scheduled to appear in Hilo District Court for an initial appearance today. He is being held in lieu of $30,000 bail.
Cacatian was found by Hawai‘i police officers on Aug. 23 on Keawe Street reportedly cutting himself with a knife. When officers asked the 41-year-old to put the knife down, Cacatian ignored their commands and started walking toward police at a deliberate pace.
Body camera footage released by HPD shows the responding officer issuing several commands for Cacatian to drop the knife. When he didn’t comply, the officer shot the man twice in the leg. Footage goes on to show another officer deploying a Taser as Cacatian continued to ignore commands to drop the knife.