2 FBI agents killed, 3 hurt in Florida shooting

The officers were trying to execute a search warrant for a “violent crimes against children case” in Sunrise, Florida. The gunman, who was the subject of the search, died of a self-inflicted gunshot.
2:58 | 02/03/21

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Good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a Tuesday night. And we begin tonight with the deadly FBI shooting. Two special agents killed. Three others wounde while executing a search warrant in sunrise, Florida, that's near ft. Lauderdale. A suspect wanted for violent crimes against children. This is the first fatal FBI shooting in the line of duty in 1 years. The team arriving at an apartment complex. When no one answered the apartment door, they went in. The suspect opening fire. The shooter was found dead by suicide. A massive show of law enforcement arriving on the scene. Police, S.W.A.T. Teams, sheriff departments, the wounded rushed for medical care. The two fallen agents had years of experience. A procession of law enforcement, motorcycles and SUVs escorting the ambulance. And a line of officers saluting as the flag-draped gurney is carried into the medical examiner's office. FBI director Christopher WRAY issuing a statement, and tonight, president Biden saying a short time ago that his heart aches for the families. ABC's Victor Oquendo leading us off from Florida tonight. Reporter: Tonight, in one of the deadliest shootings in FBI history, two agents killed and another three injured. The FBI now mourning the loss of special agents Daniel alfin and Laura schwartzenberger. Do not fire towards the front porch. We're going to be moving up. Do not fire towards the front porch. Reporter: According to authorities, federal agents were serving a search warrant early this morning in sunrise, Florida. They knocked to announce their presence and when there was no answer, breached the door, immediately coming under rifle fire. We're inside the development. We're still working our way up. We're going to extract the downed officers. Reporter: Authorities say the suspected gunman was being looked into as part of a child pornography investigation. S.W.A.T. Teams rushing to the scene. An armored vehicle crashing through those Gates. A pool of blood in the corner of the screen. This man saying the shots woke him up. At least 20 rounds, continuous, bam, bam, bam, bam. Reporter: And that woke you up this morning? First thing this morning. 5:30. Reporter: Officials say the suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. One of the decsed agents honored with a solemn procession. Officials saluting the flagged-draped gurney. They were valuable members of the FBI and will forever be heroes. Reporter: President Biden tonight sending his condolences. Put their lives on the line and it's a hell of a price to pay. Let's get right to Victor Oquendo, live in Florida tonight. Victor, I know authorities say this only underscores the changers the FBI agents face every day when executing these warrants. Reporter: David, our sources tell us there is no such thing as executing a safe warrant. When you enter a home, a hallway can create a bottleneck. Law enforcement describes that as a fatal tunnel. The FBI is now conducting an investigation to say if there was a rush to stop this ongoing abuse of children. All right, Victor, thank you. We're going to turn now to

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