Man kills 2 officers, burns 7 homes to the ground

Officers in Honolulu responded to a stabbing near Waikiki beach and the suspect killed two officers before igniting a massive blaze that engulfed neighboring homes.
2:13 | 01/20/20

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T.J., also this morning we are following breaking news. Deadly gunfire erupting in Kansas City overnight outside a bar that was celebrating the chiefs' win. At least two people were killed, more than a dozen more injured. Police believe the shooter is among the dead and an investigation is under way. And in Honolulu we're learning new details about a shocking rampage there. A gunman shooting, killing two police officers and setting a house on fire, destroying multiple homes. Kayna Whitworth has that for us. Good morning, kayna. Reporter: Robin, good morning. Now right now authorities believe that this all started with an eviction notice, being served at Hawaii's popular tourist destination, diamond head. Now the entire state is in mourning. The rampage began Sunday morning. Officers responding to a report of a stabbing inside a home in this affluent neighborhood near iconic way keke beach. Killing two officers before igniting a massive blaze responsible for engulfing neighboring homes, his whole house and potentially ending his when officers arrived on the scene, the suspect opened fire with what they believe was an ar-15-style rifle, shooting at least three officers, killing two. I'm deeply saddened to report the tragic loss of two of HPD's finest. Reporter: The violence sparked when 69-year-old Jerry Hanel was being served with an eviction notice. He allegedly stabbed his land lord when she tried to evict him. The suspect then allegedly setting fire to the home he was in, soon igniting a sprawling blaze at least seven more homes completely destroyed by the out of control flames. A trail of smoke stretching for miles. At this time, there are three persons who are unaccounted for, including the suspect. Reporter: Now authorities are also saying that they believe the suspect died, unable to escape the home that he set fire to. Of course, the investigation is ongoing. The FBI and ATF on scene as well. George? Okay, kayna. Thanks very much.

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