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Bremerton chase ends with gunfire and SK man dead

A man suspected of having a felony warrant died Friday night in West Bremerton after a police chase and gunshots.

The dead man was identified as Kyle L. K. Hoapili, 27, with a last known address in Port Orchard.

An autopsy was scheduled for Monday morning. The county coroner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Deputy Scott Wilson, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, said he could not comment on details of the incident.

The Washington State Patrol is conducting an investigation.

According to a statement released by the Sheriff’s Office and the Brmerton Police Department, the pursuit was started by a deputy at 9:55 p.m. in the 4200 block of Kitsap Way.

The driver, suspected of having a “no bail” felony warrant, stopped on Fifth Street, left the vehicle and fled on foot.

The driver confronted assisting Bremerton police officers and gunshots were fired at about 10 p.m., the statement said.

Hoapili was found dead behind a residence in the 2100 block of Fifth Street.

No officers were injured.


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