According to the FBI, agents in Miami have issued a search warrant and have come under fire, resulting in deaths.
The FBI confirmed Tuesday that two of its agents were killed and three others injured while serving a search warrant in a child abuse case in Sunrise, Florida.
“Two FBI agents died and three were wounded. Two wounded agents have been taken to the hospital and are in stable condition. The names of the deceased will not be released at this time, “the FBI said in a statement.
Acting attorney general Monty Wilkinson was briefed on the shooting and was closely following the situation on Tuesday, a Justice Department spokesman told The Associated Press.
Filming took place on Tuesday at 6:00 AM EST (11:00 GMT). The Miami Herald reported that local police said a man suspected of possessing child pornography had stayed in his apartment in an apartment complex in suburban Miami.
The suspect was killed, the FBI said in its statement.
FBI Miami Statement on Agent Shootings: The FBI Miami issued a statement on agent shootings in Sunrise, Florida, in which two FBI agents were killed and three injured. https://t.co/IeVPEP5gYq
– FBI Miami (@FBIMiamiFL) February 2, 2021
“In accordance with FBI guidelines, the shooting incident will be investigated by the FBI’s inspection department,” the agency said. “The review process is thorough and objective and is carried out as quickly as possible under the circumstances.”
No further information will be released as the case is under investigation, the FBI said.
The FBI, the US law enforcement agency, rarely sees its agents shot dead while on duty.
The latest victim in the agency’s shooting was Special Agent Charles Leo Reed, “who died on March 22, 1996 of gunshot wounds sustained in connection with an undercover drug investigation,” the FBI says on its Wall of Honor page reminded of fallen agents.