The shooting happened on Kilea Place in Wahiawa Heights at about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday.
Police said two men armed with guns and zip-ties approached the home, which was rented by the couple and their two young children.
One of the suspects’ guns went off during a struggle with the male resident. The resident was slightly wounded. Police said the woman brought out a handgun and fired after she said one of the suspects pointed his gun at her. Police said there was an exchange of gunfire.
Neighbor Lita Romualdo said at first she thought the noise was fireworks, but then heard multiple shots in rapid succession. “So I ran to the bedroom and said, ‘Hey that is gun!’ And my husband says, ‘Nah, it is firework.’ And I said ‘You better get out over there.” She said she feared bullets would come through her house, which was just yards from the shootout.
Police said robbery suspects Shane Reginald Flores, 38, and Floyd Orsborn, 23, were both hit more than once. Orsborn was listed in critical condition Wednesday night.
They were arrested after police pulled over the alleged getaway car on Kamehameha Highway. Also arrested was the alleged getaway driver, Robert Logsdon III, 31.
The three suspects are being investigated for possible charges of first-degree attempted murder. The woman who shot two of them has not been arrested, police said.
Prosecutor Peter Carlisle says Hawaii law allows a person to use deadly force to defend themselves or others, if they fear they are in serious danger.
“You cannot use a gun to defend property. It has to be in response to deadly force,” Carlisle said. He was not commenting directly on the Wahiawa case.