Bringing back memories of the 1986 Miami Shootout, a suspect has killed two FBI agents and wounded three others this morning in a shootout in Sunrise, Florida. As a result of the gun battle, the subject of the search warrant in what’s described as a “violent crimes against children case” has died of his injuries.
Apparently the suspect made a stand in his apartment and gunfire ensued starting at about 6am Tuesday morning.
Two FBI agents are dead and at least three others are wounded after a raid on a home in Sunrise, Fla., turned violent.
Agents were serving a search warrant as part of a “violent crimes against children case,” the FBI said.https://t.co/CXuF1tDAo7
— NPR (@NPR) February 2, 2021
Details remain pretty thin this morning. NPR did the reporting.
Two FBI agents are dead and at least three others are wounded after a raid on a home in Sunrise, Fla., turned violent early Tuesday. The suspect reportedly barricaded himself in his home, where agents were serving a search warrant as part of a “violent crimes against children case,” the FBI said in a statement. The suspect is also dead.
The violence erupted around 6 a.m. ET, in an apartment complex in the Water Terrace community in Sunrise, a city west of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County.
“Two wounded Agents were transported to hospital and are in stable condition,” the FBI field office in Miami said. It added, “The names of the deceased will not be released at this time.”
Police in Sunrise warned of a “heavy police presence in the area” Tuesday morning, urging residents to stay indoors. The massive law enforcement response included an FBI mobile command center and dozens of police patrol and tactical vehicles. The department later said that the area was safe, but that an investigation was continuing.
According to the Miami Herald, the suspect apparently committed suicide.
UPDATE: Two agents were shot and killed and three wounded while serving a warrant at a Sunrise home Tuesday, the FBI confirmed. After barricading himself in the home for several hours, the suspected gunman is believed to have shot and killed himself. https://t.co/67CXIuFOFF
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) February 2, 2021