By Oisin Sweeney • 02 February 2021 • 19:35
The gun battle broke out in an upmarket gated community near Miami - Image Source: FBI
A SHOOTOUT between the FBI and a man suspected of child abuse led to two agents being killed and three wounded near Miami, Florida.
Two FBI agents lost their lives and another three were wounded when their attempt to serve an arrest warrant to a man suspected of child abuse led to a brutal gun battle in an upmarket gated community.
The shootout occurred in Sunrise, an expensive residential area north of Miami. The luxurious complex boasts gyms, swimming pools, and a spa. At approximately 6.00am local time on February 2, the serene community became the scene of a brutal shootout between FBI agents and a suspected child abuser.
The shooter reportedly barricaded himself in his home for several hours while exchanging heavy gunfire with agents, before ultimately committing suicide. A local police spokesperson told the Miami Herald that there had been “too many (bullets fired) to count”.
Two FBI agents lost their lives on the scene, while three were injured. Two had to be rushed to the hospital, where they are reportedly in stable condition. “In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident is under investigation by the FBI’s Inspection Division,” the FBI said in an official statement. “The review process is thorough and objective and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the most elite force in American law enforcement, with its agents among the most highly trained officers in the world.
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Oisin is an Irish writer based in Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. After starting his working life as a bookseller, he moved into journalism and cut his teeth as a reporter at one of Ireland's biggest news websites. Since joining Euro Weekly News in November, he has enjoyed covering the latest stories from Seville, Spain and further afield - with special interests in crime, cybersecurity, and European politics. Anyone who can pronounce his name first try gets a free cerveza...
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