2 officers shot and killed in Hawaii, homes on fire

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HONOLULU, Hawaii (KGMB) — At least two Honolulu police officers were killed Sunday morning in an apparent shooting near Diamond Head, law enforcement sources say.

Honolulu Police says the suspected gunman set fire to a house after the shooting. That fire spread to at least four other homes in the area.

Sources tell CNN affiliate Hawaii News Now that the suspect was being evicted and stabbed his landlord. Police responded to the stabbing and were met by gunfire.

Courtesy: KGMB

One officer, a female, was taken to the Queen’s Medical Center in extremely critical condition and later died.

Dozens of police officers, including Honolulu police chief Susan Ballard, were seen arriving at the hospital as the patients were transported away from the Diamond Head scene.

A second officer had been reported to be in extremely critical condition has also died, law enforcement sources said.

Police surround a house where a shooting suspect is believed to be in Honolulu, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Honolulu police say two officers have been shot Sunday and the suspect is at large. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that officers were responding to an assault call near the base of Diamond Head when they encountered a male with a firearm, who then opened fire, striking two officers. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star Advertiser via AP)

One witness at the scene told Hawaii News Now that rescuers could be seen performing CPR on an officer in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.

Soon after the shooting incident was reported, the home believed to be the scene of the shooting caught fire and became fully engulfed in flames.

The FBI and the ATV are assisting in the investigation.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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