Two FBI agents killed, three wounded while serving warrant in Florida
By Joshua Rhett Miller and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
February 2, 2021 | 9:21am
Two FBI agents who made careers out of hunting down sexual predators in South Florida were gunned down by a suspect in a federal child pornography case early Tuesday, officials said.
The agents were shot at a residential complex in Sunrise at about 6 a.m. while executing a court-ordered search warrant in a case involving violent crimes against children, FBI officials said in a statement.
FBI Director Christopher Wray identified the slain agents as Daniel Alfin, 36, and Laura Schwartzenberger, 43, both career child exploitation and sex crimes investigators.
Three other agents were wounded, the agency said. Two were listed in stable condition at a local hospital. They were not immediately identified.
The third wounded agent was not taken to the hospital, Wray said.
The suspect is also dead, FBI officials said.
A federal law enforcement source told the Miami Herald that the suspect is believed to have shot and killed himself during the standoff.