two FBI agents killed in a shooting in florida

Two FBI agents shot dead in Florida

Two FBI agents shot to death, three others wounded while on a Florida home warrant

Special agents Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger “exemplify heroism today in defense of their country,” said FBI director Christopher Wray.

Two FBI agents were killed and three others were injured in a gunfire on Tuesday morning, while authorities were executing a search warrant on a home in Sunrise, Florida.

The sniper was also killed, said the FBI office in Miami.

The incident began shortly after 6 am at an address on Nob Hill Road, police said in Sunrise, near Miami.

Authorities were at the house to carry out a search and seizure warrant ordered by a federal court in a case involving violent crimes against children, the FBI said.

Special agents Daniel Alfin and Laura Schwartzenberger were killed, said FBI director Christopher Wray in a statement.

Two of the injured agents were taken to the hospital, where they remained stable. The third did not require hospitalization.

“Every day, FBI special agents put themselves in danger to keep the American people safe. Special Agent Alfin and Special Agent Schwartzenberger exemplify heroism today in defense of their country,” said Wray.

“The FBI will always honor your final sacrifice and will be forever grateful for your bravery. We continue to support our FBI Family and the families of these special agents in the days to come, bringing all the resources we can to overcome this together,” said Wray.

The sniper, not yet identified by the FBI, is believed to have monitored the officers’ approach with a bell camera and ambushed them through the closed door with a blast of bullets from an assault rifle, police sources told the Miami Herald.

The Water Terrace apartment complex where the shooting took place is a luxury gated community with a gym, swimming pool, spa and tennis courts, according to the condo’s official website.