Two FBI agents have been shot and killed early this morning while serving a search warrant in Sunrise in Broward County.
FBI spokesman Jim Marshall confirmed in an email to WPLG that three agents were injured, two of whom were transported to a hospital in stable condition. The third injured agent was not hospitalized.
The five FBI agents were reportedly shot in the area of Northwest 44th Street and North Nob Hill Road as law enforcement from various jurisdictions, including Sunrise, Davie, Miramar and Fort Lauderdale, swarmed the neighborhood.
The shooting occurred at about 6 a.m. as a team of law enforcement officers executed the federal court-ordered search warrant as part of a violent crimes against children case, according to a statement from FBI Miami Special Agent Michael D. Leverock and spokesman Jim Marshall.
A spokesperson said the suspect barricaded himself inside a home for several hours before he shot and killed himself. The subject of the warrant is dead, the FBI said in a statement.
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“In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident is under investigation by the FBI’s Inspection Division,” Marshall said. “The review process is thorough and objective and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances. Because this is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time.”
FBI Director Christopher Wray identified the deceased agents as Special Agent Daniel Alfin and Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger.
A number of officers have gathered outside of Broward Health Medical Center where several of the injured were taken.