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Two FBI agents killed, 3 wounded in Florida child abuse case

Two FBI agents killed, 3 wounded in Florida child abuse case

Two agents were shot and killed and three wounded while serving a warrant at a Sunrise home Tuesday morning, the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed Tuesday morning.

The agents were shot Tuesday morning while serving a warrant in a child-exploitation case in south Florida, authorities said.

Police officials said that the gunman, a man suspected of child pornography possession by FBI investigators, had barricaded himself inside the apartment before opening fire on the agents.

Two of the wounded agents were taken to hospitals to be treated and were in stable condition, Leverock said, adding that the names of the deceased agents would not be immediately released.

A law enforcement source told the Miami Herald that the suspect had shot and killed himself after barricading himself in his home for several hours. The man, who was suspected of possession child pornography, reportedly killed himself inside his home.

Roads in the area are closed in both directions, but officials say the scene is now safe. Special Agent Alfin and Special Agent Schwartzenberger exemplified heroism today in defense of their country.

The shooting happened around 6 a middle-class neighborhood of single family homes, duplexes and apartment buildings.

"The FBI will always honor their ultimate sacrifice and will be forever grateful for their bravery".

The FBI has not yet confirmed if any agents were killed in the shooting. 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. A murder suspect named Johnny Simms s fatally shot detectives Amanda Haworth and Roger Castillo, before he was shot dead by another officer.

The department's words were echoed by Massachusetts State Police.