FBI agents Sunrise shooting: 3 other agents injured while executing search warrant.
Two FBI agents were fatally shot Tuesday morning while serving a warrant in Sunrise, the FBI has confirmed.
FBI Director Christopher A. Wray identified them as Special Agent Daniel Alfin, 32, and Special Agent Laura Schwartzenberger, 33.
“Every day, FBI Special Agents put themselves in harm’s way to keep the American people safe,” a statement from the FBI director read. “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. We continue to stand by our FBI Family, and the families of these Special Agents, in the days to come, bringing every resource we can to get through this together.”
FBI spokesman Jim Marshall confirmed in an email that three agents were also injured, two of whom were transported to a hospital in stable condition. The third injured agent was not hospitalized.
He confirmed that the suspect is deceased. Sources told Local 10 News that the suspect took his or her own life. That person’s identity has not yet been released.
According to Marshall, the shooting occurred around 6 a.m. as the agents were serving a warrant in the vicinity of 10100 Reflections Blvd.
He said the federal court-ordered search warrant was related to a case involving violent crimes against children.
“In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident is under investigation by the FBI’s Inspection Division,” Marshall said. “The review process is thorough and objective and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances. Because this is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time.”
A spokesperson from the Department of Justice told ABC News that Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson has been briefed on the shooting and is closely monitoring the situation.
Sky 10 was above the area of Northwest 44th Street and North Nob Hill Road as FBI agents and police officers from various jurisdictions, including Sunrise, Davie, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Lauderhill and Fort Lauderdale, swarmed the Reflections neighborhood.
Deputies from the Broward Sheriff’s Office were also at the scene, as were first responders from Tamarac, Sunrise and Coral Springs Fire Rescue.
Otisha Browning-Smith, a spokesperson for the Sunrise Police Department, said a person barricaded themselves inside a home after the agents tried serving the warrant and paramedics were called to the scene.
The injured agents are believed to be at Broward Health Medical Center, where there was a large police presence Tuesday morning.
A Local 10 News crew was outside the hospital as a body with an American flag draped over it was moved from inside the hospital to an awaiting ambulance.