UPDATE: 5 p.m.
Two women who intervened in the Diamond Head attack before the shooting started said today that they heard terrible screams for help from inside 3015 Hibiscus Drive Sunday morning and found suspect Jerry “Jarda” Hanel beating another tenant of the house with a three-pronged garden hoe.
The two neighbors were able to stop the beating, they said in interviews with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser today.
Read more here: Two women who intervened in attack describe chaos before Hibiscus Drive shooting and fire
One of the two women missing in the Hibiscus Drive fire has been located and is safe, the Honolulu Police Department said.
The woman, said to be a friend of homeowner Lois Cain, is no longer consider missing.
Jonathan Burge, attorney for shooting suspect Jerry Hanel, told the Star-Advertiser earlier today that Cain is believed to have died in the fire that followed the fatal shooting of two Honolulu police officers.
The city says an emergency shelter for residents displaced by the Hibiscus Drive shooting will open at 6 p.m. in Kilauea District Park.
The shelter at Waikiki Elementary School has closed to allow the school to return to normal operations, the city said.
The Kilauea shelter is located at 4109 Kilauea Ave.
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Tiffany Enriquez’s daughter, Teiya-Rose Delgado Sandoval, described her anguish on social media today after the Diamond Head shooting that killed Enriquez and fellow Honolulu police officer Kaulike Kalama.
On Twitter, she said, “You don’t wake up thinking you won’t be able to tell your mother you love her again. My mom dressed in her HPD uniform today as she fearlessly responded to a call that later would take her life. Mommy I miss you and I love you, I love you, I love you.”
You don’t wake up thinking you won’t be able to tell your mother you love her again.
My mom dressed in her HPD uniform today as she fearlessly responded to a call that later would take her life. Mommy I miss you and I love you, I love you, I love you. pic.twitter.com/7uVejx9dt9
— 𝒯𝑒𝒾𝓎𝒶 🥀 (@teienriquez) January 20, 2020
“Honestly, it’s a nightmare. It’s something you see on tv and you think it will never hit close to home. My heart is shattered, my pain is intense, and my family is broken. Prayers for my family, and prayers for Officer Kalama’s family too,” Delgado Sandoval said in another tweet.
Honestly, it’s a nightmare. It’s something you see on tv and you think it will never hit close to home. My heart is shattered, my pain is intense, and my family is broken. Prayers for my family, and prayers for Officer Kalama’s family too.
— 𝒯𝑒𝒾𝓎𝒶 🥀 (@teienriquez) January 20, 2020
Enriquez had three children and one young grandchild.
Honolulu police reopened Diamond Head and Poni Moi roads to vehicular traffic only as law enforcement continue the investigation on Sunday’s deadly shooting, police said.
The area is still closed to foot traffic.
John Farmer, who grew up on Hibiscus Drive where his sister Ellen Farmer Freeman and her husband Russel Freeman lived in the family home until yesterday, said his family had known and warned landlord Lois Cain about Jerry “Jarda” Hanel for the 15 years Hanel was Cain’s tenant.
“He was a sick guy,” Farmer said of Hanel, who is suspected of fatally shooting two officers and attacking Cain.
As next-door neighbors, the family has long known Hanel, who sometimes attended neighborhood 4th of July picnics in the adjacent park, so Ellen Farmer Freeman felt confident enough to walk up to Hanel on Sunday morning as he beat a woman outside 3015 Hibiscus Drive with a “sort of spiky yard tool” and take the weapon away from Hanel, who gave it up without a struggle, her brother said.
John Farmer said the victim was the upstairs tenant with her husband and 11-year-old son at 3015 Hibiscus, where Hanel lived in the separate downstairs unit.
Farmer said he heard from neighbors that the injured tenant and her landlord Cain were taken to the hospital, however police said that one woman was taken to the Queen’s Medical Center along with the two officers. Police did not identify the woman but she has been identified as the tenant. Cain is still considered missing and presumed dead.
His sister was taking the yard tool to show police when shooting broke out and the officers brought her to shelter with them, Farmer said.
She was separated for a time from her husband Russel Freeman, who was evacuated with most of the other block residents, but they later reunited and went to stay with friends in Kahala, Farmer said.
Monday 9:52 a.m.
Gov. David Ige has ordered the U.S. flag and Hawaii state flag to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard to honor police officers Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama shot and killed in the line of duty Sunday morning.
“These officers paid the ultimate price to ensure the safety of our community. As we honor their sacrifice, we grieve with their families,” Ige said in a news release today.
Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset Friday.
Flags will also be flown at half staff on the day of services for Enriquez and Kalama. Services are pending.
Honolulu police remain at a Diamond Head neighborhood today in the wake of Sunday’s deadly shooting where a suspected gunman shot and killed two patrol officers, attacked his landlady and destroyed seven homes in a fire.
Police cordoned off the entrances of Poni Moi Road and Diamond Head Road that leads to Hibiscus Drive with yellow police tape as law enforcement officers continue the investigation.
The neighborhood remains without power.
The two officers shot and killed were identified as seven-year-veteran Tiffany Enriquez and nine-year veteran Kaulike Kalama.
The alleged gunman, 69-year-old Jerry Hanel, and two females remain unaccounted for this morning. However, the search for possible remains within the burned house where Hanel resided had not begun because the ruins were still too hot for investigators to enter, according to police at the scene.
Hanel resided at 3015 Hibiscus Drive where officers responded to Sunday morning.
Next door neighbors Ellen and Russel Freeman, whose home was completely burned, were staying with friends.
Neighbor Hayley Cerit, whose house also was destroyed by flames, was at work yesterday during the incident and staying with her brother. She said by text that she hoped to be able to see her home today for the first time since she left for work yesterday.
At a Sunday afternoon news conference, Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said officers attended to an injured woman and walked down the driveway when Hanel fired gunshots.
A fire that broke out at the home spread to neighboring residences.
Court records show multiple temporary restraining orders filed against Hanel by four individuals, one of which is a resident on Hibiscus Drive.
Hanel’s attorney, Jonathan Burge, said he suffered from mental problems.
He said the relationship between Hanel and his landlady may have turned bitter when his dog died a year ago and he wasn’t allowed to get a new one.
Moreover, he was told to move out of the Hibiscus Drive home because the landlady was moving back to Hawaii.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser reporters Mindy Pennybacker, Rosemarie Bernardo, Gordon Y.K. Pang, Timothy Hurley and Susan Essoyan contributed to this report.
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