2 Honolulu officers killed in shooting near Diamond Head

Two Honolulu police officers died in a shooting Sunday at a residence near Diamond Head, a scenic ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Several homes in the area were set on fire.

“Our entire state mourns the loss of two Honolulu Police officers killed in the line of duty this morning,” Hawaii Gov. David Ige wrote on Twitter, confirming the deaths. “As we express our condolences to their families, friends, and colleagues, let us also come together to help and support those who have been forever changed by this tragedy.”

The officers came under fire as they were responding to reports of a stabbing. Investigators said the attacker might have used an AR-15 style semiautomatic rifle.

The fire prevented police from immediately confirming their belief that the suspect was dead.

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