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Latino Daily News

Friday February 17, 2012

Calif. Immigration Agent Shoots Fellow Agent Before Being Shot, Killed by Another

Calif. Immigration Agent Shoots Fellow Agent Before Being Shot, Killed by Another

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Officials are still investigating a shooting involving three agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement which left one officer wounded, and another dead by the gun of a third agent.

In what is being called “an incidence of workplace violence” by Steven Martinez, the assistant director of the FBI officer in Los Angeles.

A confrontation between two co-workers escalated inside the Southern California federal building, to the point that one agent opened fire and shot at a second agent, said to be his supervisor, several times. A third agent intervened and, trying to protect to the injured agent and anyone else in the vicinity, fired at the first, killing him.

So far, names of the agents involved have not been released, but ICE agents, Long Beach Police officers, and FBI agents are investigating.

The wounded agent was taken to St. Mary Medical Center where it is reported he is “good for now.
The federal building where the incident occurred houses ICE offices as well as the IRS and U.S. Probation and Parole Office and is located across the street from the Long Beach Courthouse.