Shots Fired in Hawaii

from Issue 11


On Sunday, 19 January, police officers were called to a home at the far end of Wakiki Beach in Hawaii, where there had reportedly been a stabbing. The stabber, Jerry Hanel, fired upon the police, killing two. Hawaii News Now reported that Hanel had stabbed his landlord upon being evicted from the property, and after shooting the officers, set fire to the house. Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard identified the victims as Tiffany Enriquez and Kaulike Kalama, who had served for seven years and nine years respectively. The fire that Hanel set destroyed five homes, and authorities believe that he and his landlord died in the flames.