Two FBI agents were killed and at least three were injured in what became known as Tuesday’s shooting as officers executed a search warrant for a home in Sunrise, Florida.
The gunman was also killed, according to the FBI’s Miami Bureau.
The incident began just after 6 a.m. at an address on Nope Hill Road Sunrise Police Department.
The FBI says officers were at home to serve on a search warrant ordered by a federal court on crimes against children.
FBI Director Christopher Vare said in a statement that special agents Daniel Albin and Laura Schwarzenegger were killed in the shooting.
Two of the injured agents were taken to the hospital, where they are stable. A third hospital is not required.
“Every day, FBI agents deal with themselves to keep the American people safe. Special Agent Albin and Special Agent Schwarzenegger show heroism in defending their country today,” Vare said. “The FBI will always respect their final sacrifice and will always be grateful for their courage. We bring every resource we can to our FBI family and the families of these special agents in the days to come. Together.”
Earlier on Tuesday, police said the suspect was barricaded inside a home and paramedics were at the scene. The name of the shooter was not released.
In a tweet After 9 a.m., police said the scene was safe, but residents in the area were asked to stay in their homes.
This is a growing story; Check back for updates.