HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A suspect’s violent rampage in a Diamond Head community has left the state reeling and thrown the police department into mourning.
And since the story first broke Sunday morning, many have documented the tragedy on social media ― first chronicling the shocking series of events and then grieving their loss.
Diamond Head Stephany Sofos went live on her Facebook page at 9:49 a.m. Sunday, as the rampage was still underway.
She later told Hawaii News Now that she wanted to document what she thought were her final moments.
“I felt that I could have died and I wanted my family and friends to know what was happening,” Sofos said.
With firefighters sidelined as a result of the uncertainty surrounding the active shooter situation, the raging fire that began in the minutes after officers were shot was soon burning out of control.
By the time the flames were put out, five homes were destroyed and several others had sustained significant damage.
As the fires still burned, drone operator Erid Ceballos captured this now viral video of the intense flames spreading to other homes.
The suspect is accused of starting the fire in the home he was living in on Hibiscus Drive.
A day later, with the fires out, Ceballos sent his drone up again.
His video puts the scope of the devastation on Hibiscus Drive into focus.
Residents began returning to their homes on Wednesday ― some picking through the rubble in hopes of salvaging their belongings, others figuring out how to begin repairs.
The suspect fatally shot the two officers in an ambush, as they responded to a stabbing.
The two have been described as heroes, and many have sought to pay their respects.
Among them: Philadelphia-based portrait artist Jonny Castro, who created portraits of the two for their families. In the pieces, Enriquez and Kalama are shown donning lei over their HPD uniforms.
Indeed, the tragedy has touched people across the United States.
Members of the New York Yankees sent their condolences via flowers and a special message to the Honolulu Police Department.
And a young boy in Florida ran two miles ― one for each of the fallen officers ― as part of an ongoing to bring greater attention to members of law enforcement killed in the line of duty.
On Tuesday evening, scores of relatives, friends and perfect strangers gathered in Waikiki for a touching candlelight vigil to honor the fallen officers.
Enriquez’s boyfriend, who is also an HPD officer, recounted the last time he spoke to her.
“She knocked on the door and she was like, ‘Babe, I gotta go, the district is boiling up, they need me,'” Officer Jonathan Daniel Baba said.
“And then she said, ‘I love you.’ I said, ‘I love you. I’ll see you later, at the end of watch.”
Mayor Kirk Caldwell shared these photos on Instagram on Wednesday as government leaders and members of the Honolulu Police Department gathered at Honolulu Hale for a wreath-laying ceremony.
“May Officer Enriquez and Kalama never be forgotten, and may they rest in peace,” he wrote. “You protected us. We’ll protect your memory.”
Meanwhile, a memorial for the officers at the Waikiki police substation continues to grow.
Many of those visiting the memorial have been using the hashtag #RestInPeace.