Two Honolulu Police Officers Killed by Man Being Evicted

A shooting near Honolulu’s Diamond Head on Sunday left two police officers dead, reports the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The officers were identified as Tiffany-Victoria Enriquez and Kekaulike Kalama, both of whom had less than 10 years each on the force, Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said the officers were shot by Jaroslav “Jarda” Hanel, 69, outside a house where he started a fire as he was being evicted.

Ballard said Hanel and two women were unaccounted after the fire destroyed seven homes and damaged several others. Hanel is presumed dead inside one of the homes. Enriquez was married to another police officer and was the mother of three children. As Hanel was being evicted from his home, he allegedly attacked his landlady, fired on responding officers and started the fire. Property owner Lois Cain filed an eviction notice against Hanel on Jan. 15. The filing said he did not have a rental agreement and refused to vacate. Neighbors identified Cain, 77, as the woman Hanel attacked.