2 FBI agents who made careers out of searching down sexual predators in South Florida were assassinated by a suspect in a federal kid pornography case early Tuesday, officials said.
The representatives were contended a property complex in Dawn at about 6 a.m. while carrying out a court-ordered search warrant in a case including violent criminal activities versus kids, FBI officials stated in a declaration.
FBI Director Christopher Wray recognized the slain agents as Daniel Alfin, 36, and Laura Schwartzenberger, 43, both profession kid exploitation and sex criminal offenses private investigators.
3 other agents were injured, the firm stated. 2 were listed in steady condition at a regional health center. They were not right away determined.
The 3rd wounded agent was not required to the health center, Wray said.
The suspect is likewise dead, FBI officials said.
A federal police source told the Miami Herald that the suspect is thought to have actually shot and killed himself during the standoff.
” In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident is under examination by the FBI’s Inspection Department,” the declaration checked out.
Sources earlier Tuesday told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that a second FBI representative had been killed during the shooting at a property complex called Reflections.
A federal police source informed the Miami Herald previously Tuesday that at least five FBI agents were shot at a house in Dawn, leaving two “gravely injured.”
Cops in Dawn stated a guy believed of having child pornography was barricaded in his house on Reflections Boulevard, shutting down close by traffic following the shooting, according to the report.
Dawn authorities tweeted at 9 a.m. that the “scene is safe,” however asked citizens to remain in their houses. The department had earlier asked motorists to keep away from the area, keeping in mind the “heavy” cops presence.
The kid porn examination was being carried out by the FBI and federal district attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, the Herald reported.