The topic of the warrant is useless, the FBI mentioned in an announcement.
The capturing occurred at about 6 a.m. as a crew of regulation enforcement officers executed the federal court-ordered search warrant as a part of a violent crimes in opposition to kids case, in keeping with an announcement from FBI Miami Particular Agent Michael D. Leverock and spokesman Jim Marshall.
Two of the injured FBI brokers have been taken to the hospital and are in steady situation, whereas the third injured agent was not hospitalized, officers mentioned.
FBI Director Christopher Wray recognized the deceased brokers as Particular Agent Daniel Alfin and Particular Agent Laura Schwartzenberger.
“Each day, FBI Particular Brokers put themselves in hurt’s solution to hold the American folks protected. Particular Agent Alfin and Particular Agent Schwartzenberger exemplified heroism right this moment in protection of their nation,” he mentioned in an announcement. “The FBI will at all times honor their final sacrifice and can be ceaselessly grateful for his or her bravery.”
The shootout, one of many deadliest in FBI historical past, introduced a serious regulation enforcement response to the realm.
The FBI mentioned its Inspection Division is investigating the capturing.
“The assessment course of is thorough and goal and is carried out as expeditiously as doable beneath the circumstances,” the FBI assertion mentioned.
Final FBI agent fatally shot was in 2008
The FBI Brokers Affiliation (FBIAA) provided condolences to these injured and mentioned the search warrant was in reference to suspected possession of kid pornography.
“These Brokers have been working to guard essentially the most susceptible in our society. FBIAA stands with the Brokers’ households and pledges our help to them throughout this tough time,” FBIAA President Brian O’Hare mentioned in an announcement.