Published: Mon, January 20, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Police Officers Shot, in Critical Condition in Hawaii: Authorities

Police Officers Shot, in Critical Condition in Hawaii: Authorities

A second officer was reported in critical condition from the shooting and also died from the sustained injury.

Police have closed several streets nearby, and the public has been asked to avoid the area.

There are unconfirmed reports from local media that the shooting suspect was being evicted from their home on Sunday morning and stabbed their landlord, and it was this stabbing that police were responding to.

One police officer has died after being shot while responding to an assault call in Hawaii on Sunday, according to a Honolulu City councilmember.

Sources told HNN that the two officers fatally shot at the home were initially taken in extremely critical condition to the Queen's Medical Center.

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

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell tweeted his "deepest condolences" to the families and friends of the two officers and the department.

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The fire at the home since has spread to at least four neighbouring homes and a parked police vehicle.

Footage from news cameras show that multiple homes were on fire.

The Honolulu Fire Department is battling the blazes with 50 crew members at the scene.

A home that the suspected gunman was believed to be inside caught fire and was quickly engulfed by flames.

A youth tennis tournament near Kapiolani Park was cancelled because of the gunfire, but authorities do not believe the suspect was in the park.

Updates to this story will be provided as they become available.

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