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ICE AGENTS: Shootout between federal agents kills 1, wounds 1
Los Angeles Times ^ | February 17, 2012 | Andrew Blankstein, Robert J. Lopez and Ruben Vives

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....

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: homelandsecurity; ice

1 posted on 02/17/2012 5:43:18 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Only qualified people should be allowed to carry guns!


2 posted on 02/17/2012 5:46:23 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So, I guess “going federal agent” is the new “going postal”.


3 posted on 02/17/2012 5:46:55 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

No names?

“Diversity”?

“Workplace violence”?


4 posted on 02/17/2012 5:49:04 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"....the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility."

Responsibility? Those folks need to go get Big Sis.

5 posted on 02/17/2012 5:52:44 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

borders and ports are about to be secured, think of the offices as self cleaning to get that done


6 posted on 02/17/2012 5:54:15 AM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Rogue agents engaged in illegal activities encroaching on each other’s turf would be my guess.


7 posted on 02/17/2012 6:04:21 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Should a constitution protect government from the individual, or the individual from government?)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Drugs, women...


8 posted on 02/17/2012 6:05:08 AM PST by FES0844
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


9 posted on 02/17/2012 6:07:34 AM PST by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Was the gunman a gun woman? Romance involved? ????????


10 posted on 02/17/2012 6:10:41 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Paladin2
Responsibility? Those folks need to go get Big Sis.

I think she's preoccupied with stopping hair-dryers from entering the U.S.

11 posted on 02/17/2012 6:14:36 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Lion Den Dan
...Romance involved?

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.

12 posted on 02/17/2012 6:16:24 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: A Strict Constructionist
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.

My first thought upon reading this (with my jaw on the floor): "that is so third-world..."

13 posted on 02/17/2012 6:17:08 AM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Lion Den Dan

On second read, it seems all involved are male.


14 posted on 02/17/2012 6:18:47 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Only qualified people should be allowed to carry guns!

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.

15 posted on 02/17/2012 6:19:02 AM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
the caption on the photo of the scene says, "man died" but in the story it's not so clear.

"one of its agents died at the scene" pretty much spelled it out for me.

16 posted on 02/17/2012 6:22:38 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
With the supervisor wounded, a third agent intervened and opened fire on the gunman gunperson, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to law enforcement authorities. The male agent who killed the gunman was uninjured.
17 posted on 02/17/2012 6:22:38 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Probably a dispute over am evaulation or work assignment would be my guess.


18 posted on 02/17/2012 6:23:42 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

I like your idea, you should sent it to Senator Schumer of New York, he always likes to grt in on gun control issues.

DD


19 posted on 02/17/2012 6:28:15 AM PST by DirtyDoc (Viet Nam 1967.)
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To: cuban leaf; Cincinatus' Wife

“Going federal.”

It’s the coming thing.


20 posted on 02/17/2012 6:28:57 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In my department there are eight armed employees and three unarmed. Thankfully we are mostly stable.


21 posted on 02/17/2012 6:30:25 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bizarre.

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.

w


22 posted on 02/17/2012 6:33:33 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Paladin2

The Office of Personal Responsibility is what used to be called Internal Affairs.


23 posted on 02/17/2012 6:34:41 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
"...and icky as well."

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?

24 posted on 02/17/2012 6:35:24 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: LyinLibs

Or, just maybe, the guy had a screw loose. Not everything has to be a conspiracy.


25 posted on 02/17/2012 6:36:22 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: SandyInSeattle

I’m going to stop parking in the ICE parking spots at the airport as I wait to pick folks up.


26 posted on 02/17/2012 6:37:54 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

At least airports in the vicinity of Long Beach. They appear to be a bit touchy down there.


27 posted on 02/17/2012 6:42:17 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Lion Den Dan
The article refers to the dispute as being between the agent and his supervisor but it sure doesn't spell out much.
28 posted on 02/17/2012 6:46:29 AM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"man died" does not preclude romance.
29 posted on 02/17/2012 7:07:16 AM PST by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Maybe it will spread to BATF and work it’s way up through the ranks!


30 posted on 02/17/2012 7:11:11 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: fireforeffect

That would be a Bromance.


31 posted on 02/17/2012 7:30:06 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Now the DHS snake is swallowing its own tail?

I’d hope that could happen WITHOUT further casualties.


32 posted on 02/17/2012 8:33:03 AM PST by HKMk23 (You're always giving someone a piece of your mind, and you wonder that you've no peace of mind?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The agent opened fire repeatedly on the male supervisor

Typical fed, can't do anything right the first time.

33 posted on 02/17/2012 8:37:05 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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