Skip to comments.ICE AGENTS: Shootout between federal agents kills 1, wounds 1
Posted on 02/17/2012 5:43:09 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
A confrontation between federal law enforcement agents erupted in gunfire Thursday evening in Long Beach, leaving one dead and another seriously injured, authorities said.
The incident was sparked by an unspecified dispute between Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in the Glenn M. Anderson Federal Building near the city's oceanfront, according to law enforcement authorities.
The agency said in a statement Thursday night that one of its agents died at the scene and the other was in stable condition after the shooting. But the statement did not provide details about the incident.
Multiple law enforcement authorities told The Times the shooting involved a dispute between an agent and his supervisor.
The agent opened fire repeatedly on the male supervisor shortly before 6 p.m. in the building, according to the sources, who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak on the matter.
With the supervisor wounded, a third agent intervened and opened fire on the gunman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to law enforcement authorities. The male agent who killed the gunman was uninjured.
The supervisor was taken by a Long Beach Fire Department ambulance to nearby St. Mary Medical Center, where he was being treated late Thursday.
The scene outside the multistory building at Ocean Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue was marked by confusion as police and federal agents descended on the site....
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Only qualified people should be allowed to carry guns!
So, I guess “going federal agent” is the new “going postal”.
Responsibility? Those folks need to go get Big Sis.
borders and ports are about to be secured, think of the offices as self cleaning to get that done
Rogue agents engaged in illegal activities encroaching on each other’s turf would be my guess.
When we become Libya we know where the Militias will come from...not from the good ole boys in the back woods. Like Genius and Insanity...there is a fine line between crook and cop.
Was the gunman a gun woman? Romance involved? ????????
I think she's preoccupied with stopping hair-dryers from entering the U.S.
I thought of that but the caption on the photo of the scene says, "man died" but in the story it's not so clear.
My first thought upon reading this (with my jaw on the floor): "that is so third-world..."
On second read, it seems all involved are male.
No, guns are just too darn dangerous, and icky as well. We must disarm all law enforcement agents before anyone else gets hurt. If it saves just one life, it'll be worth it.
"one of its agents died at the scene" pretty much spelled it out for me.
Probably a dispute over am evaulation or work assignment would be my guess.
I like your idea, you should sent it to Senator Schumer of New York, he always likes to grt in on gun control issues.
It’s the coming thing.
In my department there are eight armed employees and three unarmed. Thankfully we are mostly stable.
Maybe the dead agent was part of Fast + Furious.
Perhaps he planned to testify. Perhaps that put other agents’ jobs at risk.
Someone knew too much about something.
The Office of Personal Responsibility is what used to be called Internal Affairs.
Well, you should just be able to get gun cleaning and lubing stamps so you can go down to the local BATFE office to have the icky part taken care of for you.
What's a gov't for if not to do stuff for you?
Or, just maybe, the guy had a screw loose. Not everything has to be a conspiracy.
I’m going to stop parking in the ICE parking spots at the airport as I wait to pick folks up.
At least airports in the vicinity of Long Beach. They appear to be a bit touchy down there.
Maybe it will spread to BATF and work it’s way up through the ranks!
That would be a Bromance.
Now the DHS snake is swallowing its own tail?
I’d hope that could happen WITHOUT further casualties.
Typical fed, can't do anything right the first time.
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