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2 FBI agents killed, 3 wounded while serving warrant in FL

FBI agents. (Melanie Rodgers Cox/US Air Force)
February 02, 2021

Two FBI agents were killed and three others injured Tuesday while attempting to serve a warrant in Florida.

The Miami Herald reported that one source familiar with the shooting said a minimum of five FBI agents were shot at a Sunrise home, with two being “gravely wounded.”

Fox News confirmed the deaths of two agents, as well as the suspect’s death, but the names of the deceased individuals have not been released.

An aerial image shared on twitter showed the scene following the shooting.

According to police, a man suspected of having child pornography had barricaded himself in his home on Reflections Boulevard. The incident shut down traffic on Nob Hill Road around 6 a.m. after the shooting.

“*Alert* There is currently heavy police presence in the area of 4200 Nob Hill Rd. Nob Hill Rd is closed from NW 44th St to West Oakland Park Blvd in both directions. Please use an alternate route,” Sunrise Police Florida tweeted, later requesting that local residents remain in their homes.

Local police were present at the time of the shooting because it is standard practice to have a market police car outside of the home while executing a search warrant.

The investigation into child pornography possession was being led by the FBI and Fort Lauderdale federal prosecutors, the Miami Herald stated.

CBS 5 shared an image of the “heavy police presence” on Twitter.

The FBI’s Inspection Division is investigating the incident, Fox News reported.

“The review process is thorough and objective and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances,” an FBI spokesperson said in a statement.