HONOLULU (CBSLA) — Two Hawaii police officers were killed in a shooting in a residential area near famed tourist sites Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head in Honolulu.

It all began when the 69-year-old suspect stabbed his landlord in the leg. He then ambushed responding officers with gunfire before torching his house, a fire that ripped through the neighborhood, destroying at least seven homes and several cars.

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Honolulu police said the suspect, identified as Jaroslav Hanel, is presumed dead inside the home where the trouble began just after 9 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the suspect, who was being evicted from his multi-family home, attacked his landlord before turning on police. One witness reported hearing as many as twenty shots, and then, once the fire started, what sounded like exploding ammunition.

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Slain officers Kaulike Kalama and Tiffany-Victoria Enriquez were young veterans, each with less than ten years on the the force.

Dozens of officers rushed to the hospital where both died.

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