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Police investigate deadly shooting spree

Kapahulu and Kapiolani Ave. Kapahulu and Kapiolani Ave.
H-1 West near Aiea H-1 West near Aiea
Toby Stangel remains in police custody. Toby Stangel remains in police custody.
Toby Stangel arrives to the HPD Main Station receiving desk Toby Stangel arrives to the HPD Main Station receiving desk

By Ramsay Wharton – bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - At about 12:45 a.m. Friday, Honolulu police say 28-year-old Toby Stangel began his shooting rampage where Kapiolani Boulevard meets Kapahulu and Waialae Avenues.

"There were vehicles stopped in traffic. The suspect pulled up behind those vehicles and approached on foot, he opened fire on two vehicles," said Maj. Richard Robinson, of the Honolulu Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division.

Bullets flew out from the semi-automatic pistol, nearly missing a 21 year old man driving an SUV.

However, 54-year-old Tammy Nguyen, who was driving a mini-van, was not so lucky. Bullets pierced the front windshield, hitting her multiple times in the head.

She was rushed to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition, where she later died. Her 16-year-old female passenger was not hurt.

Police say Stangel sped off on the H-1 Freeway. Ten minutes later, between the Houghtailing and Likelike off-ramp, Stangel slammed into the back of 24-year-old Amy Asuncion's car. She was shot through the back and critically wounded.

Officers say at the same time, Stangel shot at 38-year-old Samson Naupoto as he drove by, wounding him in the leg.

The shooting wasn't over yet. Just minutes before they arrested him near Kaamilo overpass, police say he shot at officers working a traffic stop at the Moanalua Freeway near the Aiea off-ramp.

"The suspect drove by slowly and opened fire on two officers," Richardson said.

Neither of the officers were hurt, and they did not shoot back. However, they did go after him.

According to police, Stangel pulled his 2002 BMW over and that's where they found him.

Stangel was arrested and booked on five charges including murder.

"At this time, we do not believe there is any connection between the victims, and we do not have a motive at this time either," Richardson said.

This violent and random act of violence has shaken up the community.

"I don't know if he has a mental problem or drugs. I just hope there is justice against that person, there needs to be justice and help," said Fiorella Brauch, UH ROTC student. "But in the end, yes, we can judge him, but God will judge him for what he did to the other people."

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