2 officers dead, another injured in Hawaii shooting; suspect at large

Updated: January 19, 2020 06:53 PM

Two Honolulu police officers are dead and a third is injured in a situation that's still active in a Diamond Head, Hawaii, neighborhood.

Dozens of Honolulu police are at the scene of an active police investigation that began at 9:15 a.m. Sunday in the affluent residential area. The streets around 3015 Hibiscus Drive are locked down while police search for the suspect.


A source said one of the police officers killed was a woman who is also a mother.

Sources tell ABC affiliate KITV4 that officers were responding to reports of a stabbing when the suspect possibly ambushed officers in the garage, then barricaded himself in the house. Sources say the suspect is a man in his 60s.

Special Agent Jason K. White confirms FBI is on scene as well.

Several houses were also set on fire. Sources say the shooting and the fires are linked. Honolulu firefighters are nearby but not entering the area because the suspect is still armed. Thick black smoke could be seen from miles away.

Gov. David Ige says, “Our entire state mourns the loss of two Honolulu Police officers killed in the line of duty this morning. As we express our condolences to their families, friends and colleagues, let us also come together to help and support those who have been forever changed by this tragedy.”

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell tweeted, "I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the two officers as well as the entire Honolulu Police Department. This is an unprecedented tragedy for not only the City and County of Honolulu but the entire state of Hawaii."

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