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Honolulu Paramedic Gets Emotional Talking about Shooting Tragedy

Aina Haina resident Kai Ohashi, right, and Waikiki resident Lucy Taylor observe billowing smoke from a house fire after a shooting and domestic incident at a residence on Hibiscus Road near Diamond Head on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Honolulu. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

HONOLULU – Honolulu paramedic Kaipo Hayashida still has a hard time digesting what happened earlier this month.

He was among the earliest of the first responders on scene Jan. 19 when a Hawaii handyman allegedly stabbed a woman and killed two officers before the house he and two women were in burned.

A massive fire destroyed seven homes in Diamond Head. Hayashida told KITV what transpired didn’t hit him until he went home that night.

“‘Cause I went home to my family and then I see my son crawling to me. And then I could feel for the families and everything like that. Just an appreciation that I was able to go home safe,” he said.

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