Honolulu Police Department investigators are trying to find out what sparked and apparent murder and attempted suicide case involving a man and woman this morning. The case happened at the Ala Wai Town House building in Waikiki. Neighbors say they heard gun shots coming from the area on Saturday night, but they didn’t hear anything this morning when the incident was reported.
The 911 call came it at 4:30 this morning. Paramedics found two people inside an apartment with gunshot wounds. A 33 year old woman died at the scene. A 40 year old man was also shot and taken to the hospital. It’s believed he shot the woman and then turned the gun on himself. There are no other suspects.
“A murder attempted suicide case has been initiated,” said Capt. Lisa Mann, Honolulu Police Department.
The suspect is believed to be in the Army. A service issued weapon is not believed to be used in the case. It’s also unknown if PTSD was a factor.
Neighbors say they heard gunshots on Saturday night.
The Medical Examiner’s office said the 33-year-old woman who was killed in her Waikiki condominium Monday died of cranial cerebral injuries caused by multiple gunshot wounds to the head.
The identity of the woman, who police said was killed in an apparent murder and attempted suicide, is still pending, the Medical Examiner’s office said.
However, XINMSN news service and a Chinese newspaper reported that the victim is Tara Irdawati Isnin, who moved to Hawaii from Singapore with her newlywed husband, Leo Chavez, 40. The Consulate General in San Francisco also confirmed that the victim is Isnin.
According to Chinese evening paper Shin Min Daily News, the murder may have been triggered after the woman had asked for a divorce.
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office officially confirmed the identity of Monday’s apparent murder victim as Tara Insin.