Updated Feb 2, 2021 - Politics & Policy

FBI says 2 agents killed while serving warrant in Florida

Law enforcement blocking the area where the shooting occurred. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Law enforcement blocking the area where the shooting occurred. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Two FBI agents were fatally shot on Tuesday and three were wounded while serving a warrant in a "violent crimes against children" case in Sunrise, Florida.

The state of of play: The FBI has identified the fallen agents as Special Agent Daniel Alfin and Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger. The alleged gunman, who appeared to be barricading in an apartment complex during the event, is also dead.

  • Two of the wounded agents have been transported to a hospital and are in stable condition. The third did not require hospitalization.
  • Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson was briefed on the situation and is monitoring the case, a source told AP.
  • Police tweeted at around 9am asking residents to stay home due to an ongoing investigation.

What they're saying: FBI director Christopher Wray wrote in a statement, "Every day, FBI special agents put themselves in harm’s way to keep the American people safe. Special Agent Alfin and Special Agent Schwartzenberger exemplified heroism today in defense of their country."

  • "The FBI will always honor their ultimate sacrifice and will be forever grateful for their bravery."
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