Bert E. Mercado Killed by Hawaii Police Department

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Old Crime Scene Address:
300 Kahakai Blvd
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At 5:15 p.m., officers responded to a report of a who had stabbed himself with a knife at a home. When officers arrived, police say they were confronted by a man who had a rifle next to him. They said Bert Mercado grabbed the rifle, and the officers ordered him to drop it. He then pointed the rifle at the officers who shot Mercado. He retreated into the home, where police found him dead several hours later.

Victim's Name: Bert E. Mercado

Agency Responsible: Hawaii Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 42

Race: Pacific Islander

Date of Death: November 27, 2018

County: Hawaii

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 4220

Geography: Rural

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