HALEIWA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Lines of yellow crime scene
tape and police blue and whites blocked the driveway to the home at 59-811
Kamehameha Highway, the scene of an apparent murder-suicide.
"At about 8:45 this morning, a male forced himself
into a North Shore residence and fired numerous times. An officer on petrol
stopped to investigate and discovered a lifeless male and female in the garage
and another male with non-life threatening injuries," said Honolulu police
Capt. Britt Nishijo.
Sources tell Hawaii News Now the dead man is 41-Year-old
Chris Kaufman. The 40-year-old woman is his wife, Amy. Nishijo said the couple
is estranged. "At this point in the investigation, it's believed the
41-year-old male is the suspect in this case. A firearm has been
recovered," he said.
Sources say the 43-year-old survivor is Ian
Anderson. He rents the home just off the
highway across Saints Peter and Paul Church. Police said he is not a suspect.
"It looked like he ducked into the bush. He was on
the side and then he disappeared," neighbor Holly Watson said. Watson and
Gavin Sutherland live across the street. They heard the shots and saw the
"I saw a couple neighbors run out of their house
because it was probably the house behind them," Sutherland said. "I
saw the front door of the house where I believe the shots were fired, opening
and closing a few times. Slamming shut."
Nishijo said the firearm police recovered is a
semi-automatic. That coincides with what the responding officer heard.
"He describes it as a series of gun shots, a break,
and then another series of gun shots, followed by a loud crashing noise,"
"It shouldn't be happening in this small community
on the North Shore. Everyone is close," Sutherland said. "It's sad to
have something like this happening."
Sources said the dead couple leaves behind two children,
one in high school and one in pre-school.
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